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Nicholas Weaver received a B.A. in Astrophysics and Computer Science in 1995, and my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2003 from the University of California at Berkeley. Although his dissertation was on novel FPGA architectures, Nick was also interested in Computer Security, including postulating the possibility of very fast computer worms in 2001. In 2003, Nicholas Weaver joined ICSI, first as a postdoc and then as a staff researcher. His primary research focus is on network security, notably worms, botnets, and other internet-scale attacks, and network measurement.