Vern Paxson is the 2011 SIGCOMM award winner. This is a great choice, and well deserved. Vern has worked mainly in the areas of Internet Measurement and Security. Of course, often those areas intersect, and he has done some of the best work at that intersection. Vern’s work is notable for for asking and answering interesting questions through careful and thorough acquisition and analysis of data (think ‘Freakonomics’ for the Internet). And he’s given back to the community in many ways. Congratulations Vern!
The Web and Internetworking Group at BU/CS