Matthias Vallentin

Short Bio

Matthias Vallentin I am a post-doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley supported by the Signatures Innovation Fellows Program. Prior to that, I was a research scientist with the networking and security group at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI).

Before that, I received a Ph.D. in computer science at UC Berkeley, where I had the good fortune of being advised by Vern Paxson. Before moving to California, I received a B.S. and M.S. from the Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen. During my B.S., I co-founded globalways, a German company providing soup-to-nuts Internet services.



My research concerns network security, with an applied focus on designing distributed systems for large-scale network forensics and high-performance network monitoring. More broadly, I am interested in studying real-world Internet traffic through the lens of security.


Recent publications and talks. See the research page for a complete list.



At UC Berkeley, I served as teaching assistant for the undergraduate computer security course (CS 161) in Spring 2011 and Spring 2013.


For the full list of articles, see the archive or browse through the excerpts.

Recent Entries

March 8, 2016 California Data Breaches
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