Ian D. Foster

M.S. Graduate & Researcher
Public Key

I researched Systems and Networking and Security and Cryptography at the University of California, San Diego in the Computer Science and Engineering department.
Ian Foster


I'm a Master's graduate working with Stefan Savage, Geoff Voelker and Kirill Levchenko. My research interests are in systems, security, and networks. I'm a member of The Center for Evidence-based Security Research, The Center for Networked Systems and The Center for Automotive Embedded Systems Security. I completed my undergrad at UCSD where I founded the undergraduate information security club Eve. I also maintain the UCSD Git server.


In the Line of Fire: Risks of DPI-triggered Data Collection,
Ariana Mirian, Alisha Ukani, Ian Foster, Gautam Akiwate, Taner Halicioglu, Cynthia T. Moore, Alex C. Snoeren, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and Stefan Savage,
16th Cyber Security Experimentation and Test Workshop (CSET), Marina Del Rey, California, August 2023.

Unresolved Issues: Prevalence, Persistence and Perils of Lame Nameservers,
Gautam Akiwate, Raffaele Sommese, Mattijs Jonker, Ian Foster, Stefan Savage, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and kc Claffy,
Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (via the Internet), October 2020.

Exploring Controller Area Networks,
Ian Foster and Karl Koscher,
USENIX ;login:, December 2015, Vol. 40, No. 6.

Security by Any Other Name: On the Effectiveness of Provider Based Email Security,
Ian Foster, Jon Larson, Max Masich, Alex C. Snoeren, Stefan Savage, and Kirill Levchenko,
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Denver, Colorado, October 2015.
Presnetation Slides

From .academy to .zone: An Analysis of the New TLD Land Rush,
Tristan Halvorson, Matthew F. Der, Ian Foster, Stefan Savage, Lawrence K. Saul, and Geoffrey M. Voelker,
Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, Tokyo, Japan, October 2015.

Who is .com? Learning to Parse WHOIS Records,
Suqi Liu, Ian Foster, Stefan Savage, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and Lawrence K. Saul,
ACM Internet Measurement Conference, Tokyo, Japan, October 2015.

Fast and Vulnerable: A Story of Telematic Failures,
Ian Foster, Andrew Prudhomme, Karl Koscher, and Stefan Savage,
Proceedings of Workshop On Offensive Technologies (WOOT), Washington, D.C, August 2015.
Presnetation Slides


My current research projects include: secure email, monitoring DNS, WHOIS analysis, car telematics, and more.

Teaching Assistant

CSE 127 Computer Security, Fall 2014



In my iota of free time I enjoy hiking, Geocaching, reading, and enjoying good movies.