Vern Edward Paxson is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He also works as an Internet researcher based at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California. His interests range from transport protocols to intrusion detection and worms. He is an active member of the IETF community and served as the chair of the IRTF from 2001 until 2005. From 1998 to 1999 he served on the IESG as Transport Area Director of the IETF. In 2006 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.