Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Stefan Savage joined the Jacobs School Computer Science and Engineering faculty in January 2001. He received his PhD from the University of Washington where he focused both on network protocol design and operating system structuring. He was a co-founder of Seattle-based startup Asta Networks, which specialized in denial-of-service defense and he continues to provide guidance to the public and private sectors relating to Internet security. His current interests include automated network defenses, adaptive Internet distributed storage systems and self-configuring 802.11-based wireless access networks.
As part of a UCSD-based group that tracks worldwide Internet worm outbreaks and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, Professor Savage is in a unique position to speak about current Internet security threats. His research also includes the study of high-availability Internet systems, intelligent network traffic analysis and efficient self-configuring wireless networks. Savage currently receives funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to research techniques for making networks resilient to malicious attacks, from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and AT&T for his work on network worms, and from the National Institute of Standards (NIST) to develop high-speed methods for detecting network intruders.