Dr. Steve Deering
was a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems
, where he was working on the development and standardization of architectural enhancements to the Internet Protocol. Prior to joining Cisco
in 1996, he spent six years at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center
, engaged in research on advanced internet technologies, including multicast routing, mobile internetworking, scalable addressing, and support for multimedia applications over the Internet. He is a former member of the Internet Architecture Board
, a present or past chair of numerous Working Groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF), the inventor of IP Multicast
, and the lead designer of the new version of the Internet Protocol, IPv6
Dr. Deering received his B.Sc.(1973) and M.Sc.(1982) from the University of British Columbia
, and his PhD (1991) from Stanford University
, he attended High school at Shawnigan Lake School
on Vancouver Island.
Dr. Deering was declared the1994 "Geek of the Year" by Internet Talk Radio.