Some Key Internet Accomplishments

  • Built the first TCP/IP network in Minnesota (LSI-11 routers), 1981
  • Introduced the first network of Sun Workstations in Minnesota, 1982
  • Co-founded the Minnesota Supercomputer Center and Directed its Networking Group, 1984-89
  • Deployed the first fiber optic backbone at the UofM (MSINet)1985
  • Founded the NSF regional network MRNet in 1987, elected Chairman to oversee transition to a corporation, 1990
  • Promoted light weight client-server architectures which resulted in the first Internet browser, Gopher, 1989-91
  • Co-founded and designed a major Internet Service Provider (Internet Way, later UUNET France), 1994-97
  • Designed satellite based multicast service adopted by Orion (WorldCast), 1996
  • Principal architect and author of Loral Orion’s first global DVB IP satellite system (ODBS), 1997-2000
  • Developed DVB performance and multicast enhancements at  SkyStream1999-2002