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UCL academic awarded IEEE Internet Award 2012

12 March 2012

Professor Mark Handley (UCL Computer Science) has been awarded the 2012 Internet Award by IEEE - the world's largest technical professional association for the advancement of technology.

Professor Mark Handley

The award recognizes Professor Handley's contributions to Internet multicast, telephony, congestion control and the shaping of open Internet standards and open-source systems in all these areas.

On giving the award, IEEE explained: "Professor Handley is among the first generation of researchers to fully understand the Internet's importance and capabilities. Known for his ability to translate academic results into real-world standards. His contributions paved the way for real-time multimedia content over the Internet."

In 2000 Professor Handley founded and led the XORP project to combat the stagnation of Internet architectural development. This allows researchers to experiment with new protocols on real networks.

Professor Handley received both his undergraduate degree and doctorate from UCL. He is currently a Professor of networked systems in the Department of Computer Science.

This award will be presented on 27 March 2012 at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications in Orlando, Florida. The award is sponsored by Nokia Corporation.

Image: Professor Mark Handley

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