I am doctoral student in computer science at UC Berkeley, where I have the good fortune of being advised by Vern Paxson. I also have an office at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), where I collaborate with folks from the networking group. Before moving to California, I received a B.S. and M.S. from the Technische Universität München.
My research interests primarily cover large-scale network intrusion detection and high-performance traffic analysis. Most of my current work focuses on network forensics and incident response in conjunction with Bro.
The research page contains a complete list of papers and slides.
Bernhard Amann, Robin Sommer, Matthias Vallentin, and Seth Hall. No Attack Necessary: The Surprising Dynamics of SSL Trust Relationships. Annual Computer Security Applications Confernce (ACSAC). December 2013.
libcppaNow: High-Level Distributed Programming Without Sacrificing Performance. C++Now. May 2013.
Devdatta Akhawe, Bernhard Amann, Matthias Vallentin, and Robin Sommer. Here’s My Cert, So Trust Me, Maybe? Understanding TLS Errors on the Web. 22nd International Word Wide Web Conference (WWW). May 2013.
|December 18, 2012||Github Commit Emails with Full Diff of Changes|
|December 16, 2011||High-Level Network Traffic Profiling|
|June 22, 2011||Better NIDS Performance by Tracking Roaming Users|
|June 15, 2011||Omni, Take Two|
|June 14, 2011||A Garden Variety of Bloom Filters|
- intrusion detection
- meta programming
- reverse engineering
- traffic analysis
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