Mark Handley (computer scientist)

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Mark Handley, April 2019

Mark Handley FRS, is Professor of Networked Systems[1] in the Department of Computer Science of University College London since 2003, where he leads the Networks Research Group. He received his PhD from UCL in 1997, under the supervision of Jon Crowcroft[2]. He was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2003, and received the 2007 Roger Needham Award.[3][4] He was the recipient of the 2012 IEEE Internet Award[5] "For contributions to Internet multicast, telephony, congestion control and the shaping of open Internet standards and open-source systems in all these areas." Prof. Handley was elected Fellow of the Royal Society[6] in 2019.

While at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), he co-founded the AT&T Center for Internet Research, as well as the XORP open-source router project (2000)[7].

Handley is a contributor to IETF standards. a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Routing Area Directorate and the Transport Area Directorate.[8] Previously he was a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)[9] and chaired the IETF Multiparty Multimedia Session Control working group[10] and the IRTF Reliable Multicast Research Group.[11] He is the (co-)author of 34 RFCs, including the Session Initiation Protocol[12], Multipath TCP[13] and a series of other network protocols.


  1. ^ Mark Handley, UCL web page
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  3. ^ Roger Needham Award at BCS website
  4. ^ 2007 Roger Needham Lecture at BCS website
  5. ^ IEEE Internet Award
  6. ^ "Professor Mark Handley FRS".
  7. ^ Mark Handley (30 November 2000). "Proposal to Develop an Extensible Open Router Platform" (PDF).
  8. ^ IETF Transport Area Directorate
  9. ^ IAB History
  10. ^ IETF MMUSIC Charter, Dec 1995
  11. ^ IRTF Reliable Multicast Research Group
  12. ^ SIP: Session Initiation Protocol. 1999. doi:10.17487/RFC2543. RFC 2543.
  13. ^ TCP Extensions for Multipath Operation with Multiple Addresses. 2013. doi:10.17487/RFC6824. RFC 6824.