Robin Sommer

International Computer Science Institute
1947 Center St., Suite 600
Berkeley, CA 94704
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About Me

I am a Senior Researcher in the Networking and Security Group at the International Computer Science Institute, an independent non-profit research institute affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley. I am also an affiliate member of the Data Science and Technology Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and I work with the Lab's cyber security team. I am leading the development for Bro, an open-source network security monitor, and I am a co-founder of Broala. Before coming out to Berkeley, I was part of Anja Feldmann's group at TU M√ľnchen, Germany (now at TU Berlin). Before that, I received a diploma in Computer Science from University of Paderborn, Germany.

Research Interests

My research focuses on network security, with a particular emphasis on high-performance network monitoring in operational settings. More generally, I'm interested in understanding the capabilities and limitations of network technology as well as the characteristics of real-world Internet traffic.


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