I manage the Internet Technologies Research Group within the Communications Technology Laboratory (ITL) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In that role I provide technical leadership to NIST's current research and standardization efforts in Trustworthy Networks, including Internet Infrastructure Protection (e.g., Naming, Routing, Email and general Internet Protocol security); next-generation Internet technologies (e.g., IoT, IPv6, SDN / NFV); advanced security architectures and technologies (e.g., zero trust networks, applications of AI to network security and robustness); and measurement, modeling, and analysis of behaviors within the Internet system.
I have been a leader in NIST's research in next-generation Internet technologies since 1986. While the advanced networking technologies under study have spanned a broad spectrum over my career at NIST (e.g., IP quality of service, Internet telephony, Internet security and key management, robust Internet routing / naming / addressing, mobile systems, programmable networks, optical networking, multi-protocol label switching, service discovery, pervasive computing, IP version 6, public safety communications, congestion control, cloud computing, quantum cryptography), the strategic plan has been consistent: to research and apply advanced test and measurement techniques to improve the quality and timeliness of new networking technologies that address identified national priorities and/or have the greatest potential for fueling broad-based innovation in the Internet.
The technical activities in my group run the range from basic research, to the design and analysis of consensus standards, to the development and operation of international conformance and interoperability testing programs. I serve as the primary external representative for most of these efforts and have represented the work of my group to numerous industry, government and academic audiences, including congressional committees, inter-agency groups, international governments, VCAT and NRC review panels as well as other agency collaborators. Examples of such interactions include House Science Committee, Federal CIO Council, Federal CIO, OSTP, NITRD, OMB, GSA, NTIA, FCC, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), North American Network Operators Group(NANOG), American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), ISO/IEC.
My management experience as a group leader at NIST includes managing a staff of computer scientists, electrical engineers, mathematicians and administrative personnel engaged in a wide variety of research and support tasks. In the time that I have been a manager, the projects and programs in my group have been supported by DHS, NSA, LTS, DARPA, NSF, OMB, GSA, NIST ATP, DISA, NIST NAMT, NIST OLES and NIST IMS research funds.
Next generation network technologies, Internet core infrastructure (naming, addressing, routing), scalability and robustness of core network infrastructure, measurement and modeling of large-scale networked information systems.