The IAB is composed of twelve members selected by the IETF Nominations Committee, the IETF Chair (also selected by the IETF Nominations Committee), and several ex-officio and liaison positions.
Mail: bernard_aboba AT hotmail.com
Bernard Aboba is a Principal Architect within the Skype Division at Microsoft. Current areas of interest include WebRTC, accessibility and emergency services. He is the author of more than 45 RFCs within the IETF, where he has chaired the MARTINI, RADEXT, EAP and AAA WGs and participated on the Transport, Operations and Management and Security Directorates. Within IEEE 802, he has been recognized for his contributions to the IEEE 802.1X, IEEE 802.11F, IEEE 802.11i and IEEE 802.11k standards. Bernard is also active in unified communications industry organizations such as SIPForum and the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum. Since 2011 he has been a member of the FCC Emergency Accessibility Advisory Committee (EAAC).
Bernard received his B.A. in Engineering and Applied Physics from Harvard University, an M.S. in Thermosciences and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1994, Bernard spent a decade working in the energy industry, including stints as a forensic engineer for Failure Analysis Associates in Menlo Park, and as an engineering consultant within the Energy Policy group of the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica.
Mail: jari.arkko AT piuha.net
Jari Arkko is an Expert on Internet Architecture with Ericsson Research in Jorvas, Finland. At the IETF, he has served six years as one of the Internet Area Directors in the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). He has published 32 RFCs, including specifications for Mobile IPv6, EAP-AKA, Diameter, SEND, and various IPv6 related documents. He has previously served as a chair of three IETF working groups, and has created and terminated over a dozen of working groups at the IETF in his Area Director role.
Jari also serves as a chair of the Technical Advisory Board for the IP Smart Objects Alliance (IPSO) and works in a number of research projects at Ericsson. In the past, Jari has worked in the implementation of routers, VPN software, testing tools, modem banks, cellular network nodes, AAA systems, compilers, and AI systems. He received his Licentiate’s degree from Helsinki University of Technology in 1996. Jari’s main interests in the Internet include architecture, IPv6, small implementations, the Internet of Things, social media, Internet governance, and cutting through hype that often surrounds some aspects of our technology. He likes to build and and use the technology that he works with. For instance, he moved to an IPv6-only network in 2010 and builds smart home networks as a hobby. He frequently communicates with his laundry on Facebook.
Mail: marc.blanchet AT viagenie.ca
Marc Blanchet is President of Viagenie, a consulting and R&D firm in advanced IP networking engineering, with focus on IPv6, VoIP, internationalisation and space networking.
Since 20 years, Marc has been involved in IPv6 engineering and deployment, as co-founder and CTO of Hexago, author of IETF documents (RFC3531, 5156, 5572), architect and co-implementor of the freenet6, the Tunnel Setup Protocol, project lead of the DNS64/NAT64 Viagenie implementation and other IPv6 initiatives. He co-ported Asterisk to IPv6. Marc was on the first board of the IPv6Forum and has been Vice-Chair of the Canadian ISACC IPv6 Task Group.
Marc has been involved in internationalisation of the Internet, as co-chair of the initial internationalized domain names (idn), vcarddav, precis and iri IETF working groups and co-author of internationalisation protocols (RFC3454, RFC3491).
Marc is also involved in space networking, by chairing the CCSDS SANA working group and is the architect of the SANA registry for space protocols.
Marc authored the “Migrating to IPv6″ book published by Wiley and co-authored the Cisco IPv6 course. Marc received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Laval University.
Mail: rcallon AT juniper.net
Ross Callon is a distinguished engineer in the routing software group at Juniper Networks. He is co-chair of the MPLS WG, and a former routing area director of the IETF.
Ross has been participating in IETF meetings since the first IETF, and has worked on a variety of routing and standards issues over that timeframe. He is former co-chair of the Operational Security Capabilities (OPSEC) and Layer 3 Virtual Private Network (L3VPN) working groups. He is co-author of the L3VPN Framework document (RFC4110), and contributor to the PPVPN Security Framework (RFC4111). In the past he was co-chair of the IS-IS working group and also was area director for the OSI area of the IETF. He is co-author of RFCs 3212, 3031, 2185, 1925, 1629, 1347, and 1195. He also has been co-chair of Network Reliability and Interoperability Council 6, Focus Group 2, advising the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on reliability issues in Data networks. He was editor for FCC/NRIC document on outage reporting. He was also chair of NRIC5 FG2 advising the FCC on interoperability issues. He has worked on high speed router and routing protocol design. He has an M.Sc. in Operations Research from Stanford University and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Affiliation: Center for Democracy and Technology
Mail: acooper AT cdt.org
Alissa Cooper is the Chief Computer Scientist at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Her work focuses on conceptualizing and implementing technology policy to preserve privacy and innovation on the Internet. She conducts original research and writing about a number of issues, including web privacy, network management and neutrality, application security, and location privacy. She serves as technical liaison between CDT and engineers at technology companies and within Internet standards bodies. She currently co-chairs GEOPRIV at the IETF, is active in related W3C working groups, and participates in the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG).
Alissa holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Stanford University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at the Oxford Internet Institute.
Mail: jmh AT joelhalpern.com
Joel Halpern is a Principal Technologist in the DUIB Technology, Network Architecture group at Ericsson. Within the IETF, he currently co-chairs the LISP and KARP working groups, and is active in many other working groups. Over the years, Joel has served as the Routing Area director, has chaired working groups in the Internet Routing, and O&M areas, as well as authoring RFCs in all of those areas as well as the Transport area. In the past, he was also active in other standards bodies ranging from the ATM Forum to ANSI X3S3.3.
In terms of employment, Joel has been designing router-like devices since 1983, including working for Network Systems Corporation and Newbridge Networks. He was CTO of two different startups, and worked for several years as an independent consultant working for industry, government, and as a legal expert on patent matters. Joel graduated in 1978 from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors in Mathematics.
Mail: housley AT vigilsec.com
Russ Housley has worked in the computer and network security field since 1982, and he founded Vigil Security, LLC in September 2002. Russ began serving as the IETF Chair in March 2007. His security research and standards interests include security protocols, certificate management, cryptographic key distribution, and high assurance design and development practices. Prior to accepting the IETF Chair position, Russ served as the Security Area Director, and prior to that he chaired the Secure MIME (S/MIME) Working Group. Russ was editor for several cornerstone Internet PKI standards (including RFC 3280). In November 2004, Russ was recognized by the IEEE 802.11 working group for his contributions to IEEE 802.11i-2004, which fixes the severe security shortcoming of the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). Russ received his B.S. in computer science from Virginia Tech in 1982, and he received his M.S. in computer science from George Mason University in 1992.
Affiliation: Cisco Systems
Mail: lear AT cisco.com
Eliot Lear is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems in their Advanced Research team where he focuses these days on technology policy and identity management. A participant in the IETF since 1989, Eliot has chaired several working groups and BoFs, a research group, served on the applications directorate, is a designated expert for the TCP/UDP port registry, and has most recently served as the IETF liaison manager to the ITU-T. He is a co-author of thirteen RFCs in the Applications, Operations & Management, Internet, Transport, and General areas, as well as several independent documents. Eliot currently also serves as a co-rapporteur in the ITU-D’s Q22, “Securing information and communication networks: best practices for developing a culture of cybersecurity”.
Affiliation: Tsinghua University/CERNET Center
Mail: xing AT cernet.edu.cn
Xing Li is a Professor in the Electronic Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His research activities and interests include compute networks, multimedia communication and statistical signal processing. He is also deputy director of China Education and Research Network (CERNET) Center, working on the design and operation of the CERNET (IPv4) and China Next Generation Internet (CNGI-CERNET2, IPv6) projects. He has been actively participating in IETF, in softwire, behave, v6ops and savi working groups. He is technical advisor of softwire and the co-author of 8 RFCs, including the IPv4/IPv6 transition specifications (RFC4925, RFC6052, RFC6145, etc).
Xing Li is a former Chair of APNG (Asia pacific Network Group), Member of APNIC Executive Council, Chair of APNIC database SIG and current co-chair of CCIRN (Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Networking). He is also the current Chair of Internet Sub Chapter of Computer Society of China.
Xing Li received his B. S. degree in radio electronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1982, and his M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University, USA in 1985 and 1989, respectively.
Affiliation: Dyn, Inc
Mail: ajs AT anvilwalrusden.com
Andrew Sullivan is Director of DNS Engineering at Dyn, an Infrastructure as a Service company based in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. He has been active in the IETF since 2005, and served as co-chair of the DNSEXT and SPFBIS working groups. His main areas of network specialization are the DNS and internationalization. Andrew holds a BA from the University of Ottawa and an MA from McMaster University, both in philosophy.
Affiliation: Microsoft Corporation
Mail: dthaler AT microsoft.com
Dave Thaler is a Software Architect in the Windows Networking and Devices division at Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1998, he was a routing developer at Merit Network. Since then, he has been responsible for multicast, IPv6, network diagnostics, and peer-to-peer efforts within Windows Networking, and also led the TCP/IP team during the design of the new TCP/IP stack in Windows Vista. Dave has been active in the IETF since 1995 and has authored over 20 RFCs, covering IPv6, multicast, MIBs, etc. He is also a member of the MIB Doctors group, and previously served as co-chair of the MALLOC WG. Dave holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.
Affiliation: Nokia Siemens Networks
Mail: hannes.tschofenig AT nsn.com
Hannes Tschofenig lives in Finland and is employed by Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). In his last 10 years of IETF involvement he has been interested in security, privacy, and emergency services.
Hannes co-chaired the IETF ECRIT working group from 2005 to early 2010. For his work in the area of IP-based emergency services he received the ‘Outstanding Vision for 112′ award from the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) and later even became the co-chair of the EENA Next Generation 112 Technical Committee. He contributed to the technical specifications developed within the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), is a contributor to the work in the ECRIT as well as the IETF GEOPRIV working group, and co-chairs the Emergency Services Workshop series. He has published several articles on emergency services, including an article on ‘Emergency Services for Internet Multimedia’ in the December 2010 edition of the IP Protocol Journal and a CACM article on ‘Security Risks in Next-Generation Emergency Services’ from November 2011.
Hannes co-chaired the IETF Provisioning of Symmetric Keys (keyprov) and the Diameter Maintenance and Extensions (dime) working groups. Currently he co-chairs the Web Authorization Protocol (OAuth) working group developing solutions for secure and privacy-friendly data sharing on the Internet. Hannes frequently gives talks about various security and privacy related topics and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). As an active participant with over 40 RFCs he likes to work with others in different areas in the IETF.
Mail: mary.ietf.barnes AT gmail.com
Mary Barnes has been involved in system architecture and product development for real-time communication systems for over 25 years, focusing for the past 13 years on IP communications and standards development. She has been an active contributor to the IETF since 2001. She is the author of RFCs relating to the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Centralized Conferencing, NAT/Firewall traversal and Geographic Location Delivery. She currently serves as chair of the IETF DISPATCH and the CLUE working groups in the RAI Area. She is past chair of the IETF Nominations Committee (2009-2010) and the SIPPING working group. She is a member and past secretary of the General Area Review Team (Gen-ART). She is also a member of the SIP Forum board of directors and serves as vice-chair of the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF) Technical working group.
She joined Polycom as a Principal Engineer in the CTO Video Solutions Group in June, 2010. Prior to joining Polycom, Mary was a Senior Advisor for Nortel, leading the IETF standards strategy for the Carrier VoIP business unit (now Genband). During her 22 years at Nortel, she developed software for GSM and Enterprise products and was involved in 3G IP research, prototyping an all IP based core network in 1998. In this role, she participated in the 3G related standards forums (3G.IP and MWIF) and contributed to the 3GPP proposal that resulted in SIP being selected as the call control protocol for IMS. She served as vice-chair of the Architecture working group in the Mobile Wireless Internet forum (MWIF). Prior to joining Nortel, Mary developed real-time embedded software for GPS and video reconnaissance systems for Texas Instruments. Mary has a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Mail: lars AT netapp.com
Lars Eggert is Technical Director for Networking in NetApp’s Advanced Technology Group, based in Munich, Germany. In addition, Lars is an Adjunct Professor at Aalto University, Finland’s premier technical university. He pursues his scientific research interests in diverse areas of Internet technology, including architecture, end-to-end protocols, virtualization, measurements and resource scheduling, through collaborative research projects with leading universities and research labs, in part supported by DARPA, the NSF or the EU.
Lars has also been leading the standardization efforts of many related topics as a steering group member of the IETF, and he currently chairs the IRTF, the IETF’s research arm. He is a senior member of the ACM and the IEEE, and serves on the program and organization committees of many academic conferences and workshops, such as ACM SIGCOMM and IEEE Infocom.
Lars received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2003. Before joining NetApp in 2011, he was a Principal Scientist at Nokia Research Center in Helsinki, Finland and one of Nokia’s most senior technology experts, serving on the corporation’s CTO Technology Council. Before that, he was a senior researcher at NEC Laboratories.
IAB EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Mail: cmorgan AT amsl.com
Barry Leiba – Liaison from the IESG
Affiliation: Huawei Technologies
Mail: barryleiba AT computer.org
Heather Flanagan – Liaison from the RFC Editor, RSE
Affiliation: RFC Series Editor
Mail: hlflanagan AT gmail.com
Mat Ford – Liason from ISOC
Mail: ford AT isoc.org
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