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Staff Profile - Colleen Shannon
Colleen was a staff researcher at CAIDA until 2008. She leads the workload characterization group within CAIDA; her research interests focus particularly on examining network security. Among her accomplishments, she demonstrated the limited utility of IP addresses in assessing the prevalence of hosts infected by an Internet worm. Colleen also assessed the viability of using current technology to automatically block the propagation of Internet worms.

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Name:Colleen Shannon
Email:cshannon @


Colleen joined CAIDA in March of 2000. She pioneered a method of localtime analysis of host behavior that helps to identify the function of machines infected with an Internet worm. Colleen recently completed a study of the prevalence and characteristics of IP packet fragmentation, the results of which were published in IEEE Transactions on Networking in December 2002.

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