Monday, December 19, 2011

FCC Appoints CTO - Dr. Schulzrinne from Columbia University

Henning Schulzrinne has been appointed Chief Technology Officer of the FCC. His responsibilities will include guiding the FCC’s work on technology and engineering issues, together with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology. He will advise on matters across the agency to ensure that FCC policies are driving technological innovation, including serving as a resource to FCC Commissioners.

Schulzrinne is currently a professor of mathematical methods and computer science at Columbia University. He has
been an Engineering Fellow at the FCC since 2010. He has published more than 250 journal and
conference papers, and more than 70 Internet Requests for Comment (RFCs). He is widely known for the
development of key protocols that enable voice-over-IP (VoIP) and other multimedia applications that are
now Internet standards, including the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). His research interests include
Internet multimedia systems, applied network engineering, wireless networks, security, quality of service,
and performance evaluation. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and electrical engineering from the
Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, his MSEE degree as a Fulbright scholar from the
University of Cincinnati, Ohio and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. He was a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories and an associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments at Columbia University.

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