Google's Cerf to advise NSF on Internet designs

The Computing Research Association (CRA), at the request of the federal government, has formed an advisory board to help guide the design of a next-generation Internet.

The nonprofit group's involvement is part of a new National Science Foundation initiative, called the Global Environment for Networking Innovations. GENI will be an experimental facility that tests possible architectures for a new and improved World Wide Web.

CRA released Sept. 29the names of the leaders who will serve on an interim CRA GENI Community Advisory Board. They are:

  • Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Vint Cerf, Google
  • Susan Graham, University of California at Berkeley
  • Ron Johnson, University of Washington
  • Anita Jones, University of Virginia
  • Ed Lazowska, University of Washington
  • Peter Lee, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ellen Zegura, Georgia Tech
  • NSF recently funded CRA to create a consortium of computing experts that will consult NSF on future computing research and large-scale computing projects, including GENI. Under the three-year, $6 million agreement, CRA is responsible for appointing members to the GENI Community Advisory board, in addition to organizing the consortium.

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