Abhay Bhushan

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Abhay Bhushan
Born (1944-11-23) November 23, 1944 (age 75)
Alma materIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Sloan School of Management
Known forFile Transfer Protocol

Abhay K. Bhushan (Hindi: अभय भूषण) (born 23 November 1944, in Allahabad, India)[1] has been a major contributor to the development of the Internet TCP/IP architecture, and is the author of the File Transfer Protocol (which he started working on while he was a student at IIT-Kanpur) and the early versions of email protocols. He is currently chairman of Asquare Inc. and President of the IIT-Kanpur Foundation.[2][3]

Early life and career[edit]

Bhushan is a graduate of the first batch (1960–65) from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,[4] receiving a B.Tech. in electrical engineering. Subsequently, he studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a Masters in electrical engineering together with a degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. At MIT, he drafted the now famous RFC 114 and worked on developing FTP and E-mail protocols for the ARPANet and subsequent Internet. In 1978 he was a Director at the Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology in Allahabad and was also a senior manager in Engineering and Development of Xerox where he was a founder and manager of the Xerox Environmental Leadership. He also was a co-founder of both the YieldUP International which in 1995 went public on NASDAQ and Portola Communications, which was brought by Netscape in 1997.[5]