Matthew Caesar is Co-Founder and President of Veriflow Systems, Inc. and Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2007. Prior to his Ph.D, he spent several years as an engineer in the telecom sector (Nokia, Diamond Lane, HP). He has worked in the area of network security for over two decades, publishing over 50 technical papers, which appear in highly selective academic conferences and have resulted in multiple best paper awards. Matthew 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 (2011), DARPA CSSG membership (2011), is a CAS Fellow (2013), and received the "Test of Time Award" from the USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation for his foundational contributions to software-defined networking. Matthew 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. Matthew has worked extensively with the US Department of Defense, through participation in the DARPA CSSG program, and holds a Top Secret security clearance. Matthew also currently serves on the security advisory board for a Fortune 200 company in the retail sector.