Rafael Laufer

Marconi Young Scholar Rafael Laufer

Recognized in 2008

“Being a Marconi Society Young Scholar has given me a broad perspective on how one should do his research, taking more risk and focusing on a longer time frame. All of the Marconi Fellows took huge risks on their careers, which clearly paid off.”

Current Young Scholars Role


Research Area

Network architecture, protocols, and algorithms, including network security, wireless networks, and network function virtualization.

Current Position

Quantitative Software Engineer, Two Sigma


  • PhD, Computer Science, University of California Los Angeles
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Young Scholar Research

Network security against denial-of-service (DoS) attacks

Other Honors

  • 2008 Paul Baran Marconi Young Scholar
  • UCLA Ph.D. Fellowship

Fun Fact

Born in Brazil!