Matthew Caesar

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, 61801

Email: caesar (at) cs (dot) illinois (dot) edu
Office: Room 3118, Siebel Center
Phone: 847-323-2968

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I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UIUC. I am also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an Affiliate Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory, Affiliate Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences, and a member of the Information Trust Institute. I am also Chief Science Officer of Veriflow and I serve as the Director of Education for ACM SIGCOMM. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

My research focuses on the design, analysis, and implementation of networked and distributed systems, with an emphasis on network virtualization, routing, network algorithms, systems security, and cloud services. I like taking a multi-pronged approach to system design, building systems that work well in practice but are grounded in strong theoretical principles. My recent work involves network security, network verification, and Internet of Things.





ACM CCS (2021), ACM CoNEXT (2009, 2011), ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop Co-Chair (2009), ACM HotNets (2012), ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (2013), ACM Sigcomm Workshop on Teaching and Learning Computer Networking During the Pandemic and Beyond, Co-Chair (2020) ACM Sigcomm Workshop Co-Chair (2014) ACM Sigcomm (2012, 2013, 2014, 2020 - Mentoring Chair, 2021 - Sponsor Chair, 2021), ACM Student Research Competition Judge (2011, 2012), HackThis (2021), HackIllinois (2020) IEEE ICNP (2010, 2011, 2012), IEEE LANMAN (2008), Passive and Active Measurements Conference (2010, 2012), USENIX NSDI (2013, 2021) USENIX NSDI Poster and Demo Committee Chair (2013),