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John S. Heidemann

Research Professor of Computer Science and Principal Scientist at USC Information Sciences Institute


  • Doctoral Degree, Computer Science, University of California - Los Angeles
  • Master's Degree, Computer Science, University of California - Los Angeles
  • Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


John Heidemann received his B.S. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1989) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (1991 and 1995). He is a senior project leader at the University of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI) and a research professor at USC in Computer Science. At ISI he leads the ANT (Analysis of Network Traffic) Lab, studying how large Internet topology and traffic data inform network reliability, security, protocols, and critical services. He is a senior member of ACM and fellow of IEEE.

Research Summary

computer networking, Internet protocols, Internet mapping, network topology, domain name system, identification, privacy, network security, sensor networking


  • 2014 IEEE Fellow
  • 2008 Association for Computing Machinery Senior Member
  • Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
  • Information Science Institute
  • 4676 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey Ca 90292
  • USC Mail Code: 1454
Contact Information
  • (310) 448-8708