Paul Syverson

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Paul Syverson
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Known forInvention of Onion routing
Academic background
Alma materIndiana University
Academic work
InstitutionsCenter for High Assurance Computer Systems, US Naval Research Laboratory
Main interestsTraffic-secure communications

Paul Syverson is a computer scientist best known for inventing onion routing, a feature of the Tor anonymity network.[1][2]

In 2012, Foreign Policy magazine named Syverson, and Tor's co-creators Dingledine and Mathewson, among its Top 100 Global Thinkers "for making the web safe for whistleblowers". [3]

In 2014, Syverson was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.[4][5]


  1. ^ A Model of Onion Routing with Provable Anonymity | SpringerLink. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-77366-5_9. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  2. ^ "Almost Everyone Involved in Developing Tor was (or is) Funded by the US Government". Pando. 2014-07-16. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  3. ^ Wittmeyer, Alicia P.Q. (26 November 2012). "The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers". Foreign Policy. Archived from the original on 30 November 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  4. ^ McKinney, Donna (19 February 2015). "NRL's Paul Syverson Named Fellow by Association for Computing Machinery". US Naval Research Laboratory. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Paul Syverson".