Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Henning Schulzrinne

Professor and Chair in the Dept. of Computer Science; also with the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University (Contact Info)

Prof. Henning Schulzrinne 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. degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill and an associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments at Columbia University, New York. He is currently chair of the Department of Computer Science.

He is a division editor of the "Journal of Communications and Networks", and an editor of the "IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking" and the "Surveys & Tutorials" and former editor of the "IEEE Internet Computing Magazine" and "IEEE Transactions on Image Processing". He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society and the ACM SIGCOMM Executive Committee, former chair of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committees on Computer Communications and the Internet and has been technical program chair of Global Internet, Infocom, NOSSDAV and IPtel and is General Chair of ACM Multimedia 2004. He also was a member of the IAB (Internet Architecture Board).

Protocols co-developed by him are now Internet standards, used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications. His research interests include Internet multimedia systems, quality of service, and performance evaluation.

He serves as Chief Scientist for SIPquest Inc. and as former Chief Scientific Advisor for Ubiquity Software Corporation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, has received the New York City Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, the VON Pioneer Award.

Chuck Kalmanek

Vice President of Internet and Network Systems Research in AT&T Labs

Charles R. Kalmanek is Vice President of Internet and Network Systems Research in AT&T Labs. In this role, Chuck is responsible for AT&T's research program in IP network and performance management; optical transmission and networking; wireless systems and alternative access technologies; network information mining; and innovative IP-based services. Research areas in Chuck's lab include IP traffic monitoring and analysis, network survivability tools, IP control plane monitoring, wireless access technologies, emerging VoIP and VPN technologies, and photonic networking.

Chuck joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1980 -- he has extensive experience in network architecture, protocols and distributed systems. Chuck's research background spans IP network management, access network architectures, wireless networks, voice over IP, multimedia streaming, content distribution networks, storage networks, as well as packet switch and host interface design.

Chuck received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Columbia University and New York University respectively. Chuck is a recipient of AT&T's Strategic Patent and Strategic Standards Awards.

Clifford B. Meltzer

Senior Vice President
Network Management Technology Group
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cliff Meltzer returned to Cisco Systems in October 2003 to lead the Network Management Technology Group. He provides guidance, business strategy, and product development strategy for all of Cisco's Network Management products.

Cliff became CEO and President of Digital Fountain in December 1999, bringing with him a broad range of technical and business experience in the networking, computing, and software industries.

In 1999, Cliff was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures in Menlo Park. Prior to that, Cliff spent seven years at Cisco Systems, Inc. At Cisco, Cliff was Senior Vice President of the IOS Technologies Division, where he had overall responsibility for guiding the strategy and the development of software across the company. His previous executive positions at Cisco were Vice President and General Manager of the Internet Service Provider Business Unit and Vice President and General Manager of the InterWorks Business Unit, where he guided the company's strategy and product development in the SNA migration market space.

Before joining Cisco, Cliff spent 16 years with IBM; the last 10 years of that stint were at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, where he did research and product development on high-performance mainframe internetworking.

During his first two years of college, Cliff attended The Julliard School of Music, where he studied classical piano. He subsequently transferred to the University of Rochester, from which he holds a B.A. degree in mathematics and an M.S. degree in computer science.

Craig Farrell

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Craig Farrell joined Micromuse as Chief Technology Officer effective August 20, 2003. Prior to this, he served as CEO, President, and Chief Technology Officer of NETWORK HARMONi (formerly NDG Software). NETWORK HARMONi evolved from NDG Software, a software utility company that Craig helped to found. Prior to forming NDG Software, he was on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and was also an adjunct fellow at the Australian Telecommunications Research Institute (ATRI). His research interests have included computer communications, network management and operating systems. Craig currently has several patents pending and his other publications include Internet RFCs and numerous journal and conference papers. From 1985 to 1989 he worked for AT&T as a systems engineer responsible for Unix systems development and support in the Asia Pacific Region. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Western Australia and a Ph.D. Computer Science from Curtin University.

Adam Drobot

President - Applied Research/Government & Public Sector
Telcordia Technologies
One Telcordia Drive
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Tel. 732 699-3133

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, B.S. 1968 (Engineering Physics)
University of Texas, Austin, TX, PhD. 1975, (Plasma Physics)

As president of Telcordia's Government & Public Sector Business Unit and Applied Research Dr. Drobot is responsible for planning and implementing Systems Engineering solutions that are applicable to Federal, State and Local government problems. These solutions span telecommunications and IT areas, including networking and operations for traditional as well as evolving IP and converged general purpose and mission-specific networks. Areas of expertise include Security and Information Assurance as well as Business Process Outsourcing. Formed in mid-2005, the GPS unit is the single focal point that concentrates all Telcordia resources to accelerate Telcordia's growth in the government space.

Dr. Drobot also serves as head of Telcordia's Applied Research group. Applied Research consists of over 250 researchers involved in many aspects of Internet, broadband and information networking, and software technologies. Telcordia Applied Research is renowned for its research and development which led to: ADSL, AIN, ATM, ISDN, Frame Relay, PCS, SMDS, SONET, video-on-demand, and Internet telephony.

Prior to Telcordia, Dr. Drobot managed the Advanced Technology Group at Science Applications International Corporation, a $7B Fortune 250 firm. He also served as the Senior Vice President for Science and Technology in his 26 years at SAIC.

Dr. Drobot's main research interest is the development of multidisciplinary, computationally-based tools for life cycle support of complex products. He has been the principal or key participant in the development of several large, scientific code systems, including MASK, ARGUS, and DRAG-AF. He has also published over 100 journal articles, is a frequent contributor to the literature and conference presentations and holds twelve patents. Dr. Drobot is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Phi Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi.

Randy H. Katz

Professor Randy H. Katz,
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department,
University of California, Berkeley

Randy Howard Katz received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1983, where since 1996 he has been the United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published over 250 refereed technical papers, book chapters, and books. He has supervised 43 M.S. theses and 31 Ph.D. dissertations. His recognitions include thirteeen best paper awards, three best presentation awards, the Outstanding Alumni Award of the Computer Science Division, the CRA Outstanding Service Award, the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Decoration, the IEEE Reynolds Johnson Information Storage Award, the ASEE Frederic E. Terman Award, and the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. In the late 1980s, with colleagues at Berkeley, he developed Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID), a $15 billion per year industry sector. While on leave for government service in 1993-1994, he established and connected the White House to the Internet. His current research interests are Reliable, Adaptive Distributed Systems supported by new services deployed inside the network.