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Eric Osterweil

Research Scientist, Verisign Labs Team


Eric Osterweil is a Research Scientist on the Verisign Labs team. He received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science department of UCLA. He did his thesis work in the Internet Research Lab (IRL) where his advisors were Professor Lixia Zhang and Professor Dan Massey, and his dissertation topic was a new substrate for Internet-scale security systems called “Measurable Security.”

Eric is an active member of the IETF (link to: other research communities. In the IETF he participates in the evolution of protocols and systems such as DNS and DNSSEC. As part of his participation in the community, Eric has authored several utilities that have helped facilitate and evolve the DNSSEC deployment (including SecSpider, dnsfunnel, dnskey-grab, and Vantages). Much of Eric’s operational interactions have lead to publications of his research results in various ACM and IEEE venues.