Research Areas and Projects:

Network Measurement
Packet Dynamics, Packet Loss, Harpoon Traffic Generator.

Network Anomaly and Intrusion Detection
DOMINO, MACE, MRA of Network Anomalies

Network Traffic Management
WAILworks, WAILnet, iSWORD.



Sommers, Joel; Barford, Paul; Duffield, Nick; Ron, Amos. Improving Accuracy in End-to-end Packet Loss Measurement. Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM, August 2005.

Yegneswaran, Vinod; Giffin, Jonathon T., Jha, Somesh. An Architecture for Generating Semantics-Aware Signatures. Proceedings of USENIX Security Symposium, 2005. (abstract, paper)


Appenzeller, Guido; McKeown, Nick; Sommers, Joel; Barford, Paul. Recent results in sizing router buffers. Invited paper, Network systems design conference, October 2004.

Barford, Paul; Sommers, Joel. Comparing Probe- and Router-based Methods for Measuring Packet Loss. IEEE Internet Computing - Special Issue on Measuring the Internet, Sept/Oct 2004.

Tsang, Yolanda; Yildiz, Mehmet; Barford Paul; Nowak, Rob. Network Radar: Tomography from Round Trip Time Measurements , Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference 2004.

Sommers, Joel; Barford Paul. Self-Configuring Network Traffic Generation , Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference 2004 (abstract, paper)

Sommers, Joel; Yegneswaran, Vinod; Barford Paul. A Framework for Malicious Workload Generation , Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference 2004 (abstract, paper)

Pang, Ruoming; Yegneswaran, Vinod, Barford, Paul; Paxson, Vern; Peterson Larry. Characteristics of Internet Background Radiation, Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM/USENIX Internet Measurement Conference 2004 (abstract, paper)

Yegneswaran, Vinod; Barford, Paul; Plonka, Dave. On the Design and Utility of Internet Sinks for Network Abuse Monitoring, Proceedings of Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection 2004 (abstract, paper)

Gast, Jim; Barford Paul. Representing the Internet as a Succinct Forest , In IEEE Networks. Vol 45/1, March 2004. (abstract, paper)

Yegneswaran, Vinod; Barford, Paul; Jha, Somesh. Global Intrusion Detection in the DOMINO Overlay System, Proceedings of Network and Distributed Security Symposium (NDSS), February 2004. ( abstract, paper)


Gast, Jim; Barford, Paul. Evaluating and Modeling Window Synchronization in Highly Multiplexed Flows, Submitted for publication, January, 2003. Manuscript available on request.

Yegneswaran, Vinod; Barford, Paul; Ullrich, Johannes. Internet Intrusions: Global Characteristics and Prevalence, In Proceedings of ACM SIGMETRICS, June, 2003. (abstract, paper)


Barford, Paul; Sommers, Joel. A Comparison of Active and Passive Methods for Measuring Packet Loss, UW Technical Report, October, 2002. Manuscript available on request.

Prabhakaran, Vijayan; Stanley, Joseph; Barford, Paul. High Throughput Data Transfers using the Tornado Transport Protocol, UW Technical Report, October, 2002, Manuscript available on request.

Gast, Jim; Barford, Paul. Modeling Congestion in Backbone Routers, UW Technical Report, October, 2002. (abstract, paper)

Barford, Paul; Donoho, David; Fleisa, Georgina; Yegneswaran, Vinod. Characteristics of Network Delays in Wide Area File Transfers, UW Technical Report. July, 2002. (abstract, paper)

Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council. The Internet Under Crisis Conditions: Learning from September 11 National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. ISBN: 0-309-08702-3.

Barford, Paul; Kline, Jeffery; Plonka, David; Ron, Amos. A Signal Analysis of Network Traffic Anomalies, In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Workshop, Marseilles, France, November, 2002.(abstract, paper).

Gast, Jim; Barford, Paul. Resource Deployment based on Autonomous System Clustering, In Proceedings of IEEE Global Internet, Taipei, Taiwan, November, 2002. (abstract, paper).

Barford, Paul; Landweber, Larry. Bench-style Network Research in an Internet Instance Laboratory, In Proceedings of SPIE ITCom, Boston, MA, August, 2002. (abstract, paper).

Barford, Paul. Internet-wide Measurement Infrastructures, IPAM Large Scale Communications Networks Tutorial, Los Angeles, CA March, 2002.(abstract, PDF slides).


Barford, Paul; Cai, Jin-Yi; Gast, Jim. Cache Placement Methods Based on Client Demand Clustering, UW Technical Report TR1437, July, 2001. (abstract, paper).

Barford, Paul; Bestavros, Azer; Byers, John; Crovella, Mark. On the Marginal Utility of Network Topology Measurements, In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Workshop, October, 2001. (abstract, paper).

Barford, Paul; Plonka, Dave. Characteristics of Network Traffic Flow Anomalies, July, 2001. In Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Workshop, October, 2001. (paper).

Barford, Paul; Plonka, Dave. Inferring Client Experience from Flow-based Measurements, July, 2001. UW Technical Report. (extended abstract),

Barford, Paul; Crovella, Mark. Critical Path Analysis of TCP Transactions, June, 2001. In Proceedings of ACM Transactions on Networking, 9(3), pp. 238-248. (abstract, paper).

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