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SDSC Researcher Named One of 50 Most Powerful People in Networking by Network World Fusion

Published 02/28/2005

La Jolla, Calif. - San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) researcher kc claffy has been named to Network World's 2004 Power 50 list of the most powerful people in networking. Featured in the December 27 issue, claffy, who leads the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) group is featured with other notables such as Microsoft's Bill Gates and Larry Ellison of Oracle.

"kc is a community treasure and her leadership has made CAIDA a leading force in internet analysis." said Fran Berman, Director of SDSC. "This recognition is both timely and well-deserved."

Highlights from the story include:

"KC Claffy, chair, CAIDA: Claffy, a staple in the computer science scientific community, earns her place on this list for her prominent role at CAIDA, a collaboration among commercial, scientific and government entities to build a more robust Internet. CAIDA studies all things performance related on the live, global Internet, using homegrown visualization and tracking tools."

More recently, kc has also articulated the most paramount and pervasive weaknesses in the current Internet infrastructure, and argued that technological forces will inevitably demand a re-evaluation of the fundamental aspects of Internet architecture, engineering, and governance.

The full story can be accessed at:

About SDSC
In 2005, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) celebrates two decades of enabling international science and engineering discoveries through advances in computational science and high performance computing. Continuing this legacy into the era of cyberinfrastructure, SDSC is a strategic resource to science, industry, and academia, offering leadership in data management, grid computing, bioinformatics, geoinformatics, high- performance computing, and other science and engineering disciplines. SDSC is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego with a staff of more than 400 scientists, software developers and support personnel, primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). For more information, see

CAIDA is a program at SDSC that provides tools and analyses promoting the engineering and maintenance of a robust, scalable global Internet infrastructure. CAIDA also sponsors education and outreach efforts. For more information, see

Technical contact:

kc claffy, CAIDA

Media contacts:

Greg Lund,
San Diego Supercomputer Center,

Ashley Wood,
San Diego Supercomputer Center,