Barton Miller

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Barton Miller

Barton Miller is an American computer professor who is credited for the modern term "fuzz" or "fuzzing" because of his 1988 class project. He (et al) published "An empirical study of the reliability of the UNIX Utilities in the ACM." With relatively simply (by todays standards) fuzzing, they were "able to crash 25-33% of the utility programs on any version of UNIX that was tested".

He received his B.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1977, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980 and 1984. Professor Miller is a Fellow of the ACM.


He is interested in distributed and parallel program performance and tools, binary code analysis and instrumentation, computer security, scalable systems, operating systems, software testing.