- Computer Sciences
Paul Barford received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked in industry for eight years before completing his Ph.D. in computer science from Boston University. He was a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge and an EPSRC Visiting Fellow in 2011. He was the founder and CEO of Nemean Networks, a network security startup company that was acquired by Qualys, Inc. He is the co-founder and chief scientist of MdotLabs, a fraud detection company based in Madison. His research interests are in networking and security. Professor Barford has many frequently-cited research papers, and he has served on numerous panels, organizing committees and program committees (ACM SIGCOMM '13 TPC co-chair, ACM SIGMETRICS '10 TPC co-chair and ACM IMC '06 TPC chair). He is a frequent speaker in academic, industrial and government forums. He has served as an associate editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, on the board of directors of the National Lambda Rail and on technical advisory boards of companies. He is an NSF CAREER award winner and senior member of the ACM and IEEE.