We would like to welcome the newest Technical Program Committee member to Nano-Net 2008 - Ralph Droms from Cisco Systems, Inc. Ralph Droms received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1986. Three years later, he organized the Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group (DHCWG) with Phil Gross and has chaired the working group since its inception. Also he serves as editor of the DHCP RFCs. He is a key contributor to the design, development, and evolution of DHCP.
Since joining Cisco in 2000, Ralph has continued his work on DHCP and network management. Previously, he was a member of the Computer Science Department faculty at Bucknell University, where he guided students through the study of TCP/IP internetworking, operating systems, and computer architecture. Ralph has also been a member of the computer science faculty at Pennsylvania State University, and he was on the research staff at IBM and Burroughs (now Unisys).
As a consultant in network architecture and infrastructure design, Ralph has worked with large and small companies on a variety of TCP/IP issues, including network architecture, server strategies and configurations, and the use of DHCP, DNS, and other technologies in network management. Ralph served as co-director of the computer center at Bucknell, where he supervised the design and implementation of the campuswide multiprotocol network.
Look for more updates on Nano-Net next Monday!
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