I am doctoral student in computer science at UC Berkeley, where I have the good fortune of being advised by Vern Paxson. I am also a research scientist with the networking and security group at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI). Before moving to California, I received a B.S. and M.S. from the Technische Universität München. 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.
Matthias Vallentin, Vern Paxson, and Robin Sommer. VAST: A Unified Platform for Interactive Network Forensics. USENIX Conference on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI). March 2016.
Robin Sommer, Matthias Vallentin, Lorenzo De Carli, and Vern Paxson. HILTI: An Abstract Execution Environment for Deep, Stateful Network Traffic Analysis. Internet Measurement Conference (IMC). November 2014.
|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|
- intrusion detection
- meta programming
- network forensics
- reverse engineering
- traffic analysis