Robin Sommer

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

About Me

I am now the CTO, and a co-founder, at Corelight, a startup that’s bringing our open-source network security monitor Zeek (formerly Bro) to enterprise customers. I’m also still 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 further an affiliate member of the Data Science and Technology Department at Berkeley Lab, and I work with the Lab’s cyber security team. Before coming out to Berkeley, I was a research assistant at TU M√ľnchen and Saarland University, both in Germany. Before that, I received a diploma in Computer Science from University of Paderborn, Germany.

Research Interests

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