Robin Sommer


About Me

I am a co-founder and the open source lead at Corelight, a startup that’s bringing our open-source network security monitor Zeek (formerly Bro) to enterprise customers. While back in München now, I remain affiliated with Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute where I used to be a Senior Staff Researcher in the Networking and Security Group for many years. I am also still an affiliate at Berkeley Lab. Before coming out to Berkeley, I was a research assistant at TU München and Saarland University. Before that, I received a diploma in Computer Science from University of Paderborn, Germany.


Much of my work focuses on securing networks, 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 network traffic.


Please see the seperate list of publications.


Professional Activities