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Dr. Eric Osterweil
An alumnus of UCLA's Internet Research Lab (IRL)
Thesis Topic: Measurable Security: a New Substrate for DNSSEC

About me:

I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science and am an alumnus of the
Internet Research Lab (IRL). My advisors were (and always will be) Professor Lixia Zhang and Professor Dan Massey.

My dissertation research focused on Internet-scale security systems. In particular, I focused on securing the Domain Name System (DNS) via non-cryptographic enhancements to DNSSEC's key learning and verification design, and began applying my data verification techniques to the security needs of other systems (such as the Border Gateway Protocol, BGP).

I worked at various companies for about 8 years after graduating from The Johns Hopkins University, before returning to school. You can see full details in my CV.

My favorite quote reminds me of the road researchers need to walk.
"Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself."
-- Kahlil Gibran

Other Stuff


While working in the IRL, I wrote several software systems of note:


Here are a couple of my favorite experiments to date. For an explanation of what these Dataset Derivation Graphs (DDGs) mean, see lbsh (Pound-Shell):