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Bob Briscoe

Bob Briscoe


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co.
uk

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Chief Researcher, Network Infrastructure & Innovation, BT


Brief Biography


Dr Bob Briscoe is BT's Chief Researcher in Network Infrastructure and a member of BT's Network Strategy team. His expertise is in engineering, economic and social control of computer networks. In the late-1980s, he managed the transition to IP of many of BT's R&D Labs. In 2000, he set-up and led the Market Managed Multi-service Internet (M3I) consortium and incubated a start-up that BT absorbed into its Internet QoS products. In 2007 he helped initiate the Trilogy project, which successfully delivered re-definition of the Internet architecture through IETF standardisation. 

Full Biography

Dr Bob Briscoe is BT's Chief Researcher in Network Infrastructure and a member of BT's Network Strategy team. He joined BT in 1980 attaining a degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge in 1984, specialising in economics and industrial sociology. Through part-time study, in 2009 he attained a Computer Science PhD from UCL. The thesis concerned freedom with accountability on the Internet.

In the late-1980s he managed the transition to IP of many of BT's R&D Labs. In the mid-1990s he represented BT on the HTTP working group of the IETF and in the ANSA distributed systems research consortium, which led to the creation of the OMG and CORBA. In 2000 he initiated and was technical director of the Market Managed Multi-service Internet (M3I) consortium, a successful European collaboration that solved the problem of controlling Internet quality using dynamic wholesale pricing, but with flat retail pricing. He also helped incubate Qariba, an on-demand bandwidth start-up that was ultimately re-absorbed into BT to form BT's new Internet access products. In 2003 he initiated the Communications Research Network (CRN), a collaborative initiative to remove technical, commercial and regulatory blockages to the future health of the communications industry. In 2007 he helped initiate and lead the Trilogy project, which won the Future Internet award in 2011 for successfully delivering re-definition of the Internet architecture through IETF standardisation. He continues to be heavily involved in generating, exploiting and standardising research results.

His published research, standards contributions and patent filings are in the fields of Internet architecture, loosely coupled distributed systems, scalable network QoS, group security & charging solutions, managing fixed and wireless network loading using pricing, denial of service resistance, the economic structure of communications markets and lately slaying myths about network economics.


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Last Updated: 10 May 2012