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Christopher A. Wood
Department of Computer Science
University of California Irvine

Email: woodc1 at uci dot edu
CV: Cirriculum Vitae
🔏 Blog: chris-wood.github.io

📓 Research Interests: Security and privacy for computer networks, systems, and protocols
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♻ Activities

  • Web chair for 4th ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ACM ICN 2017)
  • External reviewer for: IEEE S&P Magazine, AsiaCCS 2017, and ACM ICN 2016
  • Active IRTF ICNRG contributor since 2015
  • Contributor to the Circuit Minimization Team (CMT)

⚠ Updates

  • [September 8, 2017] Along with Brian Trammell, Colin Perkins, Mirja Kuehlewind, and Tommy Pauly, we submitted a new revision to the Post Sockets IETF draft.
  • [July 19, 2017] Three of my recent papers on CCN were accepted -- one at ACM ICN 2017 and two at IEEE LCN 2017.
  • [July 18, 2017] Tommy Pauly and I gave a talk in the TAPS WG covering our recent drafts on transport security and common interfaces
  • [July 6, 2017] Tommy Pauly, Mirja Kuehlewind, and I published two Internet Drafts entitled, "A Survey of Transport Security Protocols," and "Separating Crypto Negotiation and Communication".
  • [June 27, 2017] The core CCNx documents in the IRTF ICNRG were moved to last call, ending on July 11, 2017.

☕ My Daily Grind

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at UCI with a research focus on applied cryptography and network security under Gene Tsudik. I also work as a Secure Transports Engineer at Apple. I live and work in the Bay Area and study in Irvine.

My research interests focus on the intersection of network architectures and protocols, security and privacy, and applied cryptography. Much of my recent work is mostly focused on security and privacy problems in the Content-Centric Networking (CCN) architecture. My tenure at UCI is funded by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Before Apple, I was a core developer of CCNx in the Computer Science Laboratory at PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). I graduated with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Software Engineering from RIT in 2013. During my time there I was advised by Dr. Stanislaw Radziszowski. In the past, I worked at Intel, L-3 Communications, and other small software firms. I received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) in 2014. I am also a member of the IEEE, ACM, IACR, SIAM, Internet Society, and Tau Beta Pi organizations.