Brian Carpenter (Internet engineer)

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Brian Carpenter is a British Internet engineer, and past chair of the IETF.

Professional career[edit]

He spent 10 years writing software for process control systems at CERN, which was interrupted by three years teaching undergraduate computer science at Massey University in New Zealand.

He led the networking group at CERN, from 1985 to 1996. He worked alongside Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau, who invented the World Wide Web, while at CERN.[1]

When he left CERN, he joined IBM, where he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer working on Internet Standards and Technology. From 1999 to 2001 he was at iCAIR, the international Center for Advanced Internet Research, sponsored by IBM at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Upon leaving iCAIR, he was based in Switzerland, first Zurich, then Geneva.

In September 2007, he left IBM for academia, teaching data communication at The University of Auckland[2] from 2007 until his retirement in 2012.[3] After his retirement, he spend a year as a visiting professor at the Computer Laboratory of Cambridge University, UK.

IETF career[edit]

He has worked on IPv6 and on Differentiated Services, being chair of the DiffServ working group. He served from March 1994 to March 2002 on the Internet Architecture Board, which he chaired for five years. He also served as a Trustee of the Internet Society, and was Chairman of its Board of Trustees for two years until June 2002. In March 2005 he became IETF Chair, a position he held until March 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, Sean B.; Berners-Lee, Tim (February–March 2001). "Enquire Manual - In HyperText". Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Official bio page at the University of Auckland". Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  3. ^ Carpenter, Brian. "Brian Carpenter's home page". University of Auckland. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Harald Tveit Alvestrand
IETF Chair
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Russ Housley