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.

Dr. Kimberly C. Claffy

Director, Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA)
San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego

Education

  • Ph.D. 1991-1994. Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD (Advisor: Dr. George Polyzos)
  • M.S. 1991. Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD
  • B.S. 1989. Symbolic Systems, Stanford University
    • Dissertation: Internet traffic characterization: a methodology to support more accurate workload characterization in the face of increasing diversity in Internet traffic types and qualities

Professional Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD (2007-present)
  • Research Scientist, SDSC (2007-present)
  • Associate Adjunct Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD (2004-2007)
  • Associate Research Scientist, SDSC (1994-2007)
  • Director and Principal Investigator (PI), CAIDA, UCSD/SDSC (1997-present)
    • Charted to foster development of tools and analysis methodologies for promoting the engineering and maintenance of a robust, scalable global Internet infrastructure.
  • Instructor, UCSD Computer Science and Engineering (1996)
  • Research Coordinator, National Laboratory and Applied Network Research (NLANR), SDSC (1995-1998)
    • Charted to provide technical, engineering, and traffic analysis support of NSF High Performance Connections sites.
  • Associate Staff Scientist, SDSC (1994-present)
  • Student Fellow, SDSC (1991-1994)
  • Research Assistant, Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD (1989-1994)
  • Visiting Researcher, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan (1991)
    • Network protocol research and design; wide area network statistical modeling, measurement, and analysis
  • Summer Research Intern, Monetary Affairs, Monetary Studies Section, Federal Reserve Board (1989)
    • Econometric research and programming for the development of a non-linear modeling application for the simulation of macroeconomic indicators
  • Summer Research Intern, Artificial Intelligence Principles Research, AT&T Bell Laboratories (1987)
    • Knowledge based user interfaces using plan recognition techniques
  • Summer Research Intern, Advanced Sensor Systems, Harry Diamond Laboratories (1986-1987)
    • Natural language processing research; design of extensive Backus Naur grammar in MRS (language written at Stanford) and later in Symbolics Prolog and Lisp
  • Summer Research Intern, Counter Measures, Harry Diamond Laboratories (1985)
    • Graphics programming and debugging for aircraft simulation graphics interface programs

Publications

Contracts and Grants

Honors & Awards

  • Internet Hall of Fame, Internet Society, 2019.
  • π Person of the Year, San Diego Supercomputer Center, 2018.
  • Jonathan B. Postel Service Award, Internet Society, 2017.
  • “10 Women in Networking/Communications That You Should Know”, N2Women, February 2016.
  • IEEE Internet Award, 2015.
  • Invited Honoree at Telluride Tech Festival, August 2004.
  • Women in Technology Profile, Cisco Program, September 2002.
  • “Top 25 Women of the Web”, San Francisco Women on the Web, January 2000.

Collaborators and Other Affiliations

Affiliations listed are from the time of collaboration.

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Last Year Collaborated Name (Affiliation)
1992 Asaba, Toshiya (ISR, Recruit Co, Ltd.)
1992 Murai, Jun (Keio University)
1992 Nakamura, Osamu (University of Tokyo)
1994 Bohn, Roger (UC San Diego)
1994 Wolff, Stephen (UC San Diego)
1995 Braun, Hans-Werner (UC San Diego)
1995 Gross, Andrew (SDSC/UC San Diego)
1995 Polyzos, George (UC San Diego)
1996 Chinoy, Bilal (Applied Network Research)
1996 Fenner, Bill (Xerox PARC)
1996 Hoffman, Eric (Ipsilon)
1996 Mitchell, Don (NSF)
1996 Munzner, Tamara (Stanford University)
1998 Jung, Jaeyeon (KAIST)
1999 McRobb, Daniel (UC San Diego)
1999 Miller, Greg (MCI/vBNS)
1999 Monk, Tracie (UC San Diego)
2000 Almeroth, Kevin (UC Santa Barbara)
2000 Donohoe, Jim (UC San Diego)
2000 McCreary, Sean (UC San Diego)
2000 Periakaruppan, Ram (UC San Diego)
2000 Rajvaidya, Prashant (UC Santa Barbara)
2000 Thompson, Kevin (MCI Worldcom)
2001 Huntoon, Gwendolyn (Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center)
2001 Lagache, Edouard (UC San Diego)
2001 Mathis, Matt (Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center)
2001 Tesch, Michael (UC San Diego)
2002 Ott, Theresa (UC San Diego)
2003 King, Ryan (UC San Diego)
2003 Lee, Tony (UC San Diego)
2003 Nemeth, Evi (University of Colorado at Boulder/UC San Diego)
2003 Prasad, Ravi (Georgia Institute of Technology)
2004 Gao, Ruomei (Georgia Institute of Technology)
2004 Karagiannis, Thomas (Mircosoft Research)
2004 van der Pol, Ronald (NLnet Labs)
2004 Verkaik, Patrick (UC San Diego)
2004-2009 Vixie, Paul (ISC)
2005 Kohno, Todoyoshi (UC San Diego)
2005 Murray, Margaret (Texas Advanced Computing Center)
2005 Shriram, Alok (UC San Diego)
2006 Broido, Andre (UC San Diego)
2006 Crovella, Mark (Boston U)
2006 Plummer, Daniel (UC San Diego)
2006 Shang, Hao (Google)
2006 Vest, Thomas (Consultant)
2007 Bradner, Scott (Harvard U)
2007 Brady, Arthur (Tufts University)
2007 Chung, Fan (UC San Diego)
2007 Fall, Kevin (Intel Research Berkeley)
2007 Liu, Ziqian (Beijing Jiaotong U)
2007 Vespigniani, Allesandro (Indiana U)
2007 Willinger, Walter (AT&T Research)
2008 Barman, Dhiman (UCR)
2008 Faloutsos, Michalis (UCR)
2008 John, Wolfgang (Chalmers U of Tech)
2008 Kim, Hyunchul (Seoul National University)
2008 Lee, KiYoung (UCR)
2008 Meinrath, Sasha (New America Foundation)
2008 Moore, David (UC San Diego)
2008 Shannon, Colleen (UC San Diego)
2009 Cascarano, N. (Politecnico di Torino)
2009 Cox, Beverly A. (Lab for Communication Sciences)
2009 Gringoli, Francesco (U di Brescia)
2009 Mahadevan, Priya (HP Labs)
2009 Riley, George (Georgia Institute of Technology)
2009 Risso, Fulvio (Politecnico di Torino)
2009 Salgarelli, Luca (U di Brescia)
2010 Augé, Jordan (UPMC Paris U)
2010 Castro, Sebastian (NZRS)
2010 Dusi, Maurizio (U degli Studi di Brescia, IT)
2010 Friedman, Timur (UPMC Paris U)
2010 Haga, Peter (Eotvos Lorand U)
2010 Shavitt, Yuvall (Tel Aviv U)
2010 Vahdat, Amin (UC San Diego)
2010 Wessels, Duane (Verisign)
2010 Zhang, Min (Beijing Jiaotung U)
2011 Murrell, David (U of Waikato)
2012 Amman, Roman (Auckland University of Technology)
2012 Boguñà, Marian (U e Barcelona, SE)
2012 Cherukuru, Himalatha (Georgia Institute of Technology)
2012 Donnet, Benoit (U Catholique de Louvin/FNRS)
2012 Thornton, James (PARC)
2013 Brinkmeyer, William (Naval Postgraduate School)
2013 Edens, Glenn (PARC)
2013 Estrin, Deborah (UC Los Angeles)
2013 Massey, Dan (Colorado State University)
2013 Ohm, Paul (University of Colorado at Boulder)
2013 Tsudik, Gene (UC Irvine)
2013 Uzun, Ersin (PARC)
2013 Zhou, Shi (University College London)
2014 Chiesa, Marco (Roma Tre University)
2014 Duan, Charles (University of Colorado Law School)
2014 Krioukov, Dmitri (UC San Diego)
2014 Leinen, Simon (SWITCH)
2014 Reddyvari Raja, Vamseedhar (Texas A&M University)
2014 Russo, Michele (University of Napoli Federico II)
2014 Scicchitano, Alessandra (SWITCH)
2014 Shakkottai, Srinivas (U Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
2014 Squarcella, Claudio (Roma Tre University)
2014 Yeh, Edmund (Northeastern University)
2015 Baltrunas, Džiugas (Simula Research Laboratory)
2015 Brownlee, Nevil (U Auckland, NZ)
2015 Huz, Gokay (Naval Postgraduate School)
2015 Kallitsis, Michalis (Merit Network, Inc.)
2015 Kenneally, Erin (UC San Diego)
2015 Kvalbein, Amund (Simula Research Laboratory)
2015 Larson, Natalie (UC San Diego)
2015 Lodhi, Aemen (Georgia Institute of Technology)
2015 Mosley, Lorenza (Naval Postgraduate School)
2015 Padmanabhan, Ramakrishna (University of Maryland, College Park)
2015 Papale, Ferdinando (University of Napoli Federico II)
2015 Wu, Tiange (UC San Diego)
2016 Afanasyev, Alexander (UC Los Angeles)
2016 Burke, Jeffrey (UC Los Angeles)
2016 Finamore, Alessandro (Politechnico di Torino)
2016 Glatz, Eduard (ETH Zurich)
2016 Goel, Utkarsh (Montana State University)
2016 Katz-Bassett, Ethan (U Washington)
2016 Le, Andrew (Mintybit)
2016 Pescapè, Antonio (University of Napoli Federico II)
2016 Shilton, Katie (University of Maryland, College Park)
2016 Spring, Neil (U of Maryland)
2016 Vázquez, Félix Iglesias (Vienna University of Technology)
2016 Wittie, Mike (Montana State University)
2016 Yu, Yingdi (UC Los Angeles)
2016 Zseby, Tanja (Vienna University of Technology)
2017 Abdelzaher, Tarek (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
2017 Allman, Mark (The ICSI Center for Internet Research - ICIR)
2017 Bagnulo, Marcelo (Simula Research Laboratory)
2017 Berger, Arthur (MIT)
2017 Giotsas, Vasileios (UC San Diego/TU Berlin)
2017 Halderman, J Alex (University of Michigan)
2017 Jacobson, Van (UC Los Angeles)
2017 Levchenko, Kirill (UC San Diego)
2017 Lutu, Andra (Simula Research Laboratory)
2017 Mandalari, Anna Maria (University Carlos III of Madrid)
2017 Papadopoulos, Christos (Colorado State University)
2017 Paxson, Vern (UC Berkeley/ICSI)
2017 Richter, Philipp (TU Berlin)
2017 Smaragdakis, Georgios (MIT/CSAIL/TU Berlin)
2017 Sundaresan, Srikanth (Princeton University)
2017 Wang, Lan (University of Memphis)
2017 Zhang, Beichuan (University of Arizona)
2018 Benson, Karyn (UC San Diego)
2018 Crowley, Patrick (Washington University in St. Louis)
2018 Dimitropoulos, Xenofontas (Dept of Information Tech & Eng, Zurich)
2018 Dovrolis, Constantinos (Georgia Institute of Technology)
2018 Gogia, Kabir (UC San Diego)
2018 Huston, Geoff (APNIC)
2018 Livadariu, Ioana (Simula Research Laboratory)
2018 Smith, Johnathan (University of Pennsylvania)
2018 Zhang, Lixia (UC Los Angeles)
2019 Aben, Emile (RIPE NCC)
2019 Bajpai, Vaibhav (Technische Universitat Munchen)
2019 Beverly, Robert (MIT)
2019 Bonaventure, Olivier (Université Catholique De Louvain)
2019 Cho, Kenjiro (Internet Initiative Japan)
2019 Dhamdhere, Amogh (UC San Diego)
2019 Elmokashfi, Ahmed (Simula Research Laboratory)
2019 Fomenkov, Marina (UC San Diego)
2019 Jia, Siyuan (Northeastern University, CN)
2019 Karrenberg, Daniel (RIPE NCC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
2019 Keys, Ken (UC San Diego)
2019 Koga, Ryan (UC San Diego)
2019 Kroll, Joshua A. (Naval Postgraduate School)
2019 Lehr, William (MIT/CSAIL)
2020 Akkerhuis, Jaap (NLnet Labs)
2020 April, Tim (Akamai)
2020 Bachollet, Sebastian (Unaffiliated)
2020 Barcellos, Marinho (University of Waikato)
2020 Bauer, Steven (MIT)
2020 Bertholdo, Leandro (University of Twente)
2020 Blanc, Jacques (ProDomaines)
2020 Candela, Massimo (University of Pisa)
2020 Chapin, Lyman (Double Shot Security)
2020 Dainotti, Alberto (UC San Diego)
2020 Dhamdhere, Amogh (UC San Diego)
2020 Du, Ben (UC San Diego)
2020 Fanou, Roderick (IMDEA Networks Institute)
2020 Fletcher, Marianne (University of Waikato)
2020 Foster, Ian (DNS Coffee)
2020 Getschko, Demi (NIC.Br)
2020 Hesselman, Cristian (SIDN Labs)
2020 Kaeo, Merike (University of Twente)
2020 Kane, Patrick (Verisign)
2020 Karanicolas, Michael (Centre For Law And Democracy)
2020 Kawaguti, Ginga (NTT, Japan)
2020 King, Alistair (UC San Diego)
2020 Kleinwaechter, Wolfgang (Medienstadt Leipzig E.V)
2020 Langdon, Orr Cheryl (Hovtek Pty Ltd.)
2020 Latour, Jacques (CIRA)
2020 Luckie, Matthew (U Waikato)
2020 Mcconachie, Andrew (ICANN)
2020 Mcpherson, Danny (Verisign)
2020 Müller, Lucas (UC San Diego)
2020 Nanghaka, Daniel (ILICIT Africa)
2020 Nasr, Ramet (Peyvand Azad Co.)
2020 Novoa, Osvaldo (Antel)
2020 Piscitello, Dave (Interisle Consulting Group)
2020 Rasmussen, Rod (R2 Cyber)
2020 Scartezini, Vanda (University of San Paulo)
2020 Seiden, Mark (Internet Archive)
2020 Snoeren, Alex (UC San Diego)
2020 Snoeren, Alex (UC San Diego)
2020 Sogbesan, Adetola (Chace Systems Limited)
2020 Yue, Liu (CAICT)
2021 Aina, Alain (Technologies Réseaux ET Solutions (TRS))
2021 Akiwate, Gautam (UC San Diego)
2021 Ameen, Noorul (Ministry of Electronics and IT, New Delhi, India)
2021 Arcand, William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Barrett, Kerry-Ann (Organization of American States)
2021 Bergeron, William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Bernays, Jonathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Bestor, David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Buluc, Aydın (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL))
2021 Bustamante, Fabian (Northwestern U)
2021 Byun, Chansup (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Davids, Marco (SIDN Labs)
2021 Davis, Timothy (Texas A&M University)
2021 Gadepally, Vijay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Gamero-Garrido, Alex (UC San Diego)
2021 Greenstein, Shane (Harvard Business School)
2021 Heidemann, John (University of Southern California)
2021 Houle, Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Housley, Russ (Vigil Security, LLC)
2021 Hubbell, Matthew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Jones, Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Jonker, Mattijs (University of Twente)
2021 Kecić, Žarko (Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS))
2021 Kepner, Jeremy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Klein, Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Krsic, Boban (DENIC eG)
2021 Matogoro, Jabhera (University of Dodoma)
2021 McCormick, Scott (Reciprocity, Inc)
2021 Meiners, Chad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Michaleas, Peter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Milechin, Lauren (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Mitchel, Denise (Facebook)
2021 Moura, Giovane C M (SIDN Labs)
2021 Mullen, Julie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Osterweil, Eric (George Mason University)
2021 Pariyar, Ramkrishna (Subisu Cablenet Pvt. Ltd)
2021 Pisharody, Sandeep (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Polterock, Josh (UC San Diego)
2021 Prout, Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Reuther, Albert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Rijswijk Deij Roland Van (Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS))
2021 Ritchie, Norm (Secure Domain Foundation)
2021 Rosa, Antonio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Samsi, Siddharth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Savage, Stefan (UC San Diego)
2021 Schulman, Aaron (University of California, San Diego (UCSD))
2021 Sommese, Raffaele (University of Twente)
2021 Sperotto, Anna (University of Twente)
2021 Stetson, Doug (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Tse, Adam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Voelker, Geoffrey (UC San Diego)
2021 Weissinger, Laurin (Yale Law School)
2021 Yee, Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
2021 Zegura, Ellen (Georgia Institute of Technology)
2021 Zhuo, Ran (Department of Economics, Harvard University)
current Andersen, Daniel (UC San Diego)
current Clark, David (MIT/CSAIL)
current Huffaker, Bradley (UC San Diego)
current Hyun, Young (UC San Diego)
current Marder, Alexander (UC San Diego)
current Mok, Ricky K. P. (UC San Diego)
current Huter, Steve (University of Oregon / Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC))
current Allen, Hervey (University of Oregon / Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC))

Graduate and Post-doctoral Advisors

Name (Affiliation)
Polyzos, George (UC San Diego)
Braun, Hans-Werner (UC San Diego)

Thesis Advisee / Co-advisor and Postgraduate-Scholar Sponsor

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Year Collaborated Name (Affiliation at the time) Occupation after CAIDA
2006 Barman, Dhiman (UCR) Software Engineer at Facebook
2012-2016 Benson, Karyn (UC San Diego) Production Engineer At Facebook
2007-2009 Castro Avila, Sebastian (NZ Registry Services) Chief Scientist at InternetNZ
2007-2009, 2010, 2012-current Dainotti, Alberto (U degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, IT) Research Scientist at UC San Diego
2009-2019 Dhamdhere, Amogh (Georgia Institute of Technology) Research Scientist at Amazon
2003-2004 Dimitripoulos, Xenofontas (Georgia Institute of Technology) Associate Professor at the University of Crete (UoC)
2005 Donnet, Benoit (U Pierre & Marie Curie, FR) Associate Professor at Université de Liège
2008-2009 Dusi, Maurizio (U of Brescia, IT) Software Development Manager at Copan Diagnostics, Inc.
2009-2010 Este, Alice (U of Brescia) Software Engineer at ShinyStat
2015 Gilon, Julien (U of Liège, Belgium) Director at Letsgocity
2008 Gjoka, Minas (UCI) Software Engineer at Google
2004 He, Yihua (UCR) Principal Network Engineer at Yahoo
2007 Jamakovic, Almerima (Delft U of Technology, NL) Senior Data Scientist at Swisscom
2014-2016 Jia, Siyuan (Northeastern University, CN) China Telecom
2008 John, Wolfgang (Chalmers U of Technology, SE) Principal Researcher at Ericsson
2006-2007 Kim, Hyunchul (Seoul National U, KR) Associate Professor at Sangmyung University
2004-2005 Kohno, Tadayoshi (U Washington) Professor at U Washington Department of Computer Science & Engineering
2005 Kumar, Ritesh (U of NC-Chapel Hill) Software Engineer at Facebook
2013-2015 Larson, Natalie (UC San Diego) Professional Runner
2004 Liu, Raymond (UCLA) Freelance Photographer
2006 Liu, Ziqian (Beijing Jiaotong U) China Telecom
2010 Lodhi, Aemen (Georgia Institute of Technology) Production Engineer at Facebook
2014 Lutu, Andra (U of Carloss III, Madrid) Associate Researcher at Telefónica Research
2004-2007 Mahadevan, Priya (AT&T Labs) Network Architect at Google
2011-2016 Orsini, Chiara (University of Pisa, IT) Software Development Engineer at Amazon
2007-2009 Papadoupolos, Fragkiskos (U of Cyprus) Assistant Professor at U of Cyprus
2002-2006 Shakkottai, Srinivas (U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) Professor of Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
2004 Shiram, Alok (U of NC-Chapel Hill) Engineering at Gusto
2010 Squarcella, Claudio (Roma Tre U, IT) Senior Engineering Manager at Sysdig
2007 Terrell, Jeff (U of NC-Chapel Hill) Professor of the Practice at U of NC-Chapel Hill Department of Computer Science
2005 Walha, Bhavjit (UC San Diego) Senior Product Manager at Amazon
2008-2010 Zhang, Min (Beijing Jiaotong U) China Telecom
2011-2013 Zseby, Tanja (Technical U of Berlin) Professor at TU Wien
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