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Dr. Eric Burger is Research Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University and on leave as Director of the Georgetown site of the NSF Security and Software Engineering Research Center while he is on an IPA at the Federal Communications Commission as their Chief Technology Officer.

Prior to his appointment at Georgetown, he was SVP and CTO of Neustar. Before Neustar, he took a year off to get his Pilot’s License after Oracle bought BEA, where he was hired as VP Engineering and Deputy CTO and ended up Acting General Manager of the Communications Products Division. Prior to BEA, he was CTO of Cantata Technology, where he oversaw corporate research, cross-product architecture, intellectual property generation, and standards initiatives for the company. Dr. Burger contributes to and holds leadership positions in several standards bodies, including having written most of the SIP media RFC’s in the IETF and contributing to VoiceXML and CCXML in the W3C. Dr. Burger co-founded SnowShore Networks, where he invented the SIP-controlled, multi-function media server and served as CTO. He has also held senior positions at companies such as MCI, Texas Instruments, Brooktrout, Centigram, and Cable & Wireless. He holds 19 U.S. patents and has numerous patents pending. He has taught at George Mason University and George Washington University and holds degrees from MIT, Catholic University of Leuven, and Illinois Institute of Technology.

Dr. Burger was Chairman Emeritus of the Board (sorry about the sexism, but it is what the SIP Forum’s Swedish bylaws called the position) of the SIP Forum. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society and the founding Chair of the Audit Committee; was a Trustee of the IETF Trust; and was a member of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee.

Dr. Burger's current research areas include cyber security, information sharing, massive data, real-time interactive multimedia protocols, carrier-friendly peer-to-peer networking, sensor networks, SDN security and attribution, cloud computing, and edge computing. See his CV (HTML, not print-friendly) (PDF, printable) and academic Web site, http://www.cs.georgetown.edu/~eburger/.

Currently issued patents (6,325,374 is not mine) are here.
Published patent applications are here.

Who is Eric Burger?

This is the supplemental web site for various activities, maintained by Eric Burger. Why is it here? Because even though it is nice to give commercial and academic entities the glory of supporting standards work, companies get sold or merge or change domain names and people move, which makes it harder to get IT support from a company you no longer are associated with. This is my site, so I can do what I want. That also means it will be woefully out of date and will NOT be a cool, Flash-enabled multimedia extravaganza. I used to check this site on my Blackberry, Treo, and early Android devices. I want it to be easy for you to navigate and see the results on such limited devices, too. In other words, I needed to eat my own dog food. I hope it tastes acceptable.

And, let us not forget, it is cool to own your own domain. 

What is this site, Anyway?

Buy My Book

I am not a lawyer; that is my brother. I am not a judge; that was my uncle.

The views expressed here are those of the contributor, which may not be me. The views, information, data, commentary, or other content do not necessarily represent the views of Eric Burger or anyone who happens to be paying me at the time. For that matter, they may be entirely incorrect and off base. Any guilt-by-association is wholly unjustified.

The information found on this site comes with no guarantee or warrantee for accuracy, fitness-of-use, standards status, and so on. While I hope the site reflects (and leads) reality, there is no guarantee that the site has correct or timely information. If you want the highest accuracy, go to the source, such as the IETF web page. For that matter, I might get the links wrong. In the spirit of the disclaimer above, I am sorry, but TOO BAD. Bing, Google, or Yahoo! the information.

Use this site at your own risk. If you do find an error or omission, please feel free to e-mail me. I may or may not get around to fixing it. See above.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo

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Upcoming Public Speaking / Meeting Events

IETF publication and citation history, curtesy of Jari Arkko.
lurk (Limited Use of Remote Keys) work.
stir (Secure Telephone Identity Revisited) work.
alto (Application-Layer Traffic Optimization) work.
speechsc (speech services control) work.
mediactrl (media server control) work.
Applications Area Review work.
lemonade (mobile messaging) work.

Standards Work