lecture image IT Eminent Lecture Series
Packet Switching Comes of Age: From Research to Commercial Development
Dr. W. David Sincoskie
Vice President of the Network Systems Research Laboratory at Telecordia
Coats Hall 143
January 28, 2005 - 03:00 pm
After the successful experiment with the Arpanet in the 1970's, in the mid 1980's the government had to face the success problem: how to transition what would later be called the internet into a commercial industry? At about the same time, telecommunications researchers in industrial labs around the world were beginning to experiment with the broadband packet switching at speeds of 150 megabits per second and above. This talk will give the speaker's personal perspective on how these two discrete activities became intertwined, and in the process evolved into today's Internet.
Speaker's Bio:
Dr. Sincoskie is Group Senior Vice President of the Network Systems Research Laboratory at Telcordia. The laboratory consists of over 100 researchers involved in many aspects of Internet and broadband networking. Major areas of activity in the lab are Internet network management, mobile and ad-hoc Internet, wireless communications, and optical network management. Dr. Sincoskie currently serves on the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Board on Army Science and Technology (BAST), chairs the NAE's Computer Science and Engineering Peer Committee, and serves on the University of Delaware's Engineering College and Electrical Engineering Advisory Committees.
This lecture has a reception.