Matthew Caesar is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research involves improving the reliability and security of distributed systems and networks with an emphasis on software-defined networks, data centers, and the Internet. His research has led to several commercial products and deployed systems, including his work on the Routing Control Platform, which has been deployed and is in daily use on AT&T's North American IP backbone. He received the NSF CAREER Award (2011), DARPA CSSG membership (2011), and is a CAS Fellow (2013).