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Staff Profile - Kimberly Claffy (kc claffy)
Kimberly Claffy ("kc claffy") is principal investigator for the distributed Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), and resident research scientist based at the University of California's San Diego Supercomputer Center.

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Name:Kimberly Claffy
kc claffy
Email:kc @
Office:SDSC 331
Phone:(858) 534-8333


Kimberly C. Claffy ("kc claffy") is founder and director of the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), a resident research scientist of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC, San Diego, and an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UC, San Diego. Her research interests span Internet topology, routing, security, economics, future Internet architectures, and policy. She leads CAIDA research and infrastructure efforts in Internet cartography, aimed at characterizing the changing nature of the Internet's topology, routing and traffic dynamics, and investigating the implications of these changes on network science, architecture, infrastructure security and stability, and public policy. She has been at SDSC since 1991 and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC San Diego.


  • Internet measurement infrastructure, data collection, and privacy-respecting data sharing;
  • Measuring and mapping attributes of the Internet related to infrastructure security and stability;
  • Future Internet Architecture research;
  • Ethics of information technology research

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