Internet Architecture Board




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.

IAB Members

Jari Arkko, Ericsson

Jari Arkko 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.

Deborah Brungard, AT&T

Deborah Brungard Deborah Brungard is a Lead Member of Technical Staff in Wireless and Access Technology at AT&T. Her current work is on network architecture evolution, SDN, and NFV. She has been with AT&T for more than 35 years, working in various areas, international services, international network operations, and network architecture planning. She has been involved in strategic standards development for more than 25 years and has held various leadership positions in IETF, ITU-T and ANSI. She has been most active in IETF’s Routing Area; she was on the IESG for 6 years as a Routing Area Director (until 2021) and she was previously a co-chair for both CCAMP and TEAS. She received her Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA. Her main passion is escaping in her Silver Bullet.

Lars Eggert, NetApp – IETF Chair

Lars Eggert Lars Eggert is the Technical Director for Networking at NetApp, based near Helsinki, Finland.

Lars is an experienced technology leader with deep expertise in distributed systems, network architectures and protocol design, ranging from the Internet to datacenter to IoT/edge environments. He drives NetApp’s networking strategy through academic collaborations with top universities and open source collaborations.

Lars has been leading Internet standards for two decades as a member of the IETF’s steering group and architecture board. He has also chaired the IETF’s research arm, the IRTF. He currently chairs the QUIC working group, which designs a major new Internet protocol. He also serves on the program and organization committees of academic conferences such as ACM SIGCOMM and USENIX NSDI, as well as numerous other boards.

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 and served on the corporation’s CTO and CEO Technology Councils. In parallel, from 2009-2014, Lars was an Adjunct Professor at Aalto University. From 2003-2006, he was a senior researcher at NEC Labs.

Wes Hardaker, USC/ISI

Wes Hardaker Wes Hardaker is a Senior Computer Scientist at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI), where he conducts research on Internet security and is the DNS Root Server operational manager for B-Root. He has been active in the within IETF, across multiple companies, since 1998 and regularly participates in ICANN.

Cullen Jennings, Cisco Systems

Cullen Jennings Cullen Jennings helps build collaboration systems used on the internet and strives to make simple trustable communications available to everyone. Cullen Jennings is a “Fellow” at Cisco and is involved with many internet standards, open source, startups, VoIP, and WebRTC projects. You can often find Cullen kiteboarding or snowboarding.

Mallory Knodel, Center for Democracy and Technology

Mallory Knodel Mallory Knodel is the CTO at the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington, DC. She is the co-chair of the Human Rights and Protocol Considerations research group of the Internet Research Task Force, co-chair of the Stay Home Meet Only Online working group of the IETF and an advisor to the Freedom Online Coalition. Mallory takes a human rights, people-centred approach to technology implementation and cybersecurity policy advocacy. Originally from the US, she has worked with grassroots organisations around the world. She has used free software throughout her professional career and considers herself a public interest technologist. She holds a BS in Physics and Mathematics and an MA in Science Education.

Mirja Kühlewind, Ericsson – IAB Chair

Mirja Kuehlewind Mirja Kühlewind is a researcher at Ericsson Research in Aachen, Germany, focusing in her work on transport protocol evolution. Bevor that until February 2019, she worked as a Post-Doc at the Networked Systems Group (NSG) of the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory at ETH Zurich on topics around Internet measurements and transport protocol design. Mirja received her PhD in 2015 from the University of Stuttgart working in the field of TCP congestion control. Mirja was selected as IETF Transport Area Director in 2016; prior to that, she was co-chair of the IETF’s RTP Media Congestion Avoidance Techniques (rmcat) and TCP increased security (tcpinc) working groups. She also co-chairs the Measurement and Analysis for Protocols research group (maprg) in the IRTF.

Zhenbin Li, Huawei

Zhenbin Li Zhenbin Li currently works for Huawei, being responsible for IP innovation and standard work. He joined Huawei in 2000. In 10+ years he worked for design and development of many MPLS functions including basic/static MPLS, MPLS LDP, MPLS TE, RSVP-TE, MPLS L3VPN, MPLS L2VPN, MPLS OAM/BFD, GMPLS UNI, MPLS Multicast, EVPN, etc. as the network engineer and system architect. He was also responsible for the delivery of Huawei IP Software Platform (VRP) as the system engineer. From 2015-2016, he worked for research on the SDN controller, architecture analysis of ODL/ONOS, and the architecture design of Huawei SDN controller as the architect. He joined the IETF work in 2009 and is the co-author/contributor of many RFCs/drafts in RTG/OPS areas, especially in the fields of BGP, PCEP, Netconf/YANG using as the south bound protocols for SDN controller. Currently he focuses on the innovation and standardization work of SRv6, Telemetry, 5G Transport, Network Intelligence, etc. He received his bachelor’s degree of Information and Communication Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University and his master degree of Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University.

Tommy Pauly, Apple

Tommy Pauly Tommy Pauly is an engineer at Apple. There, he works on the networking stack for Apple’s client operating systems, focusing on areas including secure transport protocols and APIs, VPNs, IPv6, and DNS. He currently co-chairs the HTTP and IPPM Working Groups. He received a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Music, both from Stanford University.

David Schinazi, Google

David Schinazi David Schinazi is a staff software engineer at Google. He currently works primarily as the technical lead and manager for Google’s Privacy Proxy and MASQUE efforts. David also co-leads QUIC, and helps out with various standardization efforts at the IETF and W3C. Previously, David led Chrome Networking and before that worked at Apple on many networking technologies at the heart of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS including networking APIs, TCP, IPv6, IKEv2/IPsec, and routing protocols. These days, David focuses on using open standards to improve Web performance and user privacy.

Russ White, Akamai

Russ White Russ White began working with computers in the mid-1980’s, and computer networks in 1990. He has experience in designing, deploying, breaking, and troubleshooting large scale networks, and is a strong communicator from the white board to the board room. He has co-authored more than forty software patents, participated in the development of several Internet standards, helped develop the CCDE and the CCAr, and worked in Internet governance with the Internet Society. Russ has a background covering a broad spectrum of topics, including radio frequency engineering and graphic design, and is an active student of philosophy and culture.

Russ is a co-host of the History of Networking and Hedge podcasts, serves on the Routing Area Directorate at the IETF, co-chairs the BABEL working group, and serves on the Technical Services Council/as a maintainer on the open source FR Routing project. His most recent works are Computer Networking Problems and Solutions, Network Disaggregation Fundamentals video training, and Abstraction in Computer Networks video training.

Qin Wu, Huawei Technologies – IAB Liaison to the IESG

Qin Wu Qin Wu currently is an expert on Network Management Architecture with Huawei’s Data Communication in China. He is also responsible for enterprise networking innovation and standards work such as IoT, Security, SD-WAN, Edge Computing and involved in strategic standards development, engaging with some related open Source Projects such as, ONAP for more than 10 years, held various positions in IETF, ITU-T and CCSA, PDIoT.

He has over 16 years of experience on network architecture and protocol design, starting from mobility management, performance measurement, IPTV to SDN, NFV, network management automation and YANG, telemetry, AIOPs,etc. Currently he focuses on driving digital twin networking and Network and Application collaboration.

He used to chair IETF l3SM and L2SM working group in OPS area, currently chair ALTO Working Group in Transport area, serve as a member of OPS-DIR Directorate, coauthor of over 49 RFCs spanning six IETF Areas (OPS, SEC, RTG, TSV, RAI, and INT). He received his Ph.D degree of Control Theory and Engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technologies.

Jiankang Yao 姚健康, CNNIC China Internet Network Information Center

Jiankang Yao Jiankang Yao received his master degree of Computer Science in National University of Singapore and joined CNNIC in 2003 as a research engineer. In CNNIC, he had a further study and received his Ph.D. degree of Computer Software and Theory in CNIC, CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences). His main research interests include but not limit to EAI, IDN, DNS, and Internet naming. Since the 62nd IETF meeting in 2005, he has been active in the IETF and has experience in working as the IETF WG co-chair and secretary. Especially, he made a lot of contribution to EAI BOF and WG. In order to help to move EAI documents from experimental RFCs to Standards Track RFCs, he did a lot of EAI implementation and testing. Moreover, he got the APEC funding for EAI deployment as the overseer.

Liaison and Ex-Officio Members

Colin Perkins, University of Glasgow – IRTF Chair

Colin Perkins Colin Perkins is an Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow. His research interests are on transport protocols, and network protocol design, implementation, and specification. He’s been active in the IETF and IRTF since 1996, and has chaired the AVT, MMUSIC, and RMCAT groups in the IETF, and is the current chair of the IRTF. He received his BEng in Electronic Engineering in 1992, and his PhD in 1996, both from the University of York.

Sabrina Tanamal, ICANN – Liaison from IANA

John Levine, Temporary RFC Series Project Manager – Liaison from the RFC Editor

Cindy Morgan, AMS – IAB Executive Administrative Manager

Karen O’Donoghue, ISOC – Liason from ISOC

Warren Kumari, Google – Liaison from the IESG

Emailing the IAB

You can contact the IAB at the address This mailing list includes all voting IAB members, the IRTF Chair (Colin Perkins), the IETF Executive Director (Jay Daley), the IETF Director of Communications and Operations (Greg Wood), Secretariat staff (Cindy Morgan, Liz Flynn, Amy Vezza), the IESG Liaison (Warren Kumari), the ISOC Liaisons (Karen O’Donoghue, Olaf Kolkman), and the Tools Liaison (Robert Sparks).

Individual IAB members can be reached at the email addresses linked from their names above.