Matthew Caesar, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & CSO

Matthew Caesar is Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of Veriflow and Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He has worked in the area of network security for over two decades, publishing over 50 technical papers, which have appeared in highly selective academic conferences and have resulted in multiple best paper awards. Dr. Caesar has led over $5M in research initiatives in this space, including a $2.4M DARPA MRC initiative on next-generation security for cloud networking. He received the NSF CAREER award, as well as the “Test of Time Award” from the USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation for his foundational contributions to software-defined networking. Dr. Caesar has a long history of successful technology transfer. At AT&T he co-developed the Routing Control Platform, a route management technology which remains in daily use in their North American IP backbone. At Microsoft, he co-developed Virtual Ring Routing, which was incorporated as part of the mesh connectivity layer in Microsoft Windows. Dr. Caesar has worked extensively with the US Department of Defense, through participation in the DARPA CSSG program, and holds a Top Secret security clearance. Dr. Caesar also currently serves on the security advisory board for a Fortune 200 company in the retail sector.

He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.