Paul Francis is a tenured faculty at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Germany. Paul has held research positions at Cornell University, ACIRI, NTT Software Labs, Bellcore,and MITRE, and was Chief Scientist at two Silicon Valley startups. In the past, Paul’s research centered around routing and addressing problems in the Internet and P2P networks. Paul’s innovations include Diffix data anonymization, NAT, shared-tree multicast, the first P2P multicast system, the first DHT (as part of landmark routing), and Virtual Aggregation. More recently, Paul’s research has focused on Internet privacy with a focus on practical data anonymization. Paul is cofounder of the startup Aircloak, and a founding member of the Open Diffix Project.