Estrin, Deborah

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Computer Science Department
University of Southern California/ISI
Los Angeles, CA 90089

RFC 1336:

Deborah Estrin is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. (1985) in Computer Science and her M.S. (1982) in Technology Policy, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her B.S. (1980) from U.C. Berkeley. In 1987 Estrin received the National Science Foundation, Presidential Young Investigator Award for her research in network interconnection and security. Her research focuses on the design of network and routing protocols for very large, global, networks.

Deborah Estrin has been studying issues of internetwork security and routing for almost 10 years. As chairperson of the IAB's Autonomous Networks Research Group she coordinated and authored some of the earliest discussions and evaluations of mechanisms for policy-routing. She is also one of the leading architects of thee Inter-Domain Policy Routing (IDPR) protocols, in collaboration with other members of the IETF IDPR Working Group. As part of the IDPR effort, Estrin directed the implementation of IDPR setup, packet forwarding, and route synthesis implementations. She continues to collaborate extensively with BBN and other IDPR developers.

Previous to her work in policy routing, Dr. Estrin refuted the sufficiency of host-security alone, and developed mechanisms (i.e., the Visa Protocol) for border routers to flexibly and securely protect intra-domain network resources without modifying the IP protocol itself. Estrin's Current research interests are in inter-domain routing for global internets, and adaptive routing to support new high-speed, delay-sensitive services.

Estrin is a member of the National Science Foundation's NSFNET technical advisory committee and of the OTA Information Technology and Research Assessment Advisory Panel. Dr. Estrin is co-Editor of the Journal of Internetworking Research and Experience and has acted as a reviewer and program committee member for several IEEE and ACM journals and conferences (e.g., SIGCOMM, INFOCOM, Security and Privacy). She is a member of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, and CPSR.

Chair, sdr, Source Demand Routing. IETF working group.



[RFC 1322] A Unified Approach to Inter-Domain Routing.

[RFC 1668] Unified Routing Requirements for IPng.

[RFC 1940] Source Demand Routing: Packet Format and Forwarding Specification (Version 1).

[RFC 2117] Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification.

[RFC 2309] Recommendations on Queue Management and Congestion Avoidance in the Internet.

[RFC 2362] Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification.

[RFC 2908] The Internet Multicast Address Allocation Architecture.

[RFC 2909] The Multicast Address-Set Claim (MASC) Protocol.


Estrin, Deborah.; Postel, Jon B.; Rekhter, Yakov.
Routing Arbiter Architecture.
August 1994. ConneXions, Vol 8, No 8.

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