Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, Levi Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. MTS at AT&T Bell Laboratories; associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and EE departments at Columbia University. He servedas chair of Computer Science from 2004 to 2009 and as Engineering Fellow, Technical Advisor and Chief Technology Officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2010 until 2017. Protocol standards co-developed by him, including RTP, RTSP and SIP, are now used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications. Fellow of the ACM and IEEE.
6G: The beauty of a simpler network life
After five generations, a lot of legacy cruft has accumulated in wireless and wireline networks. Thus, it’s time to apply KonMari to the wireless network, getting rid of all the parts that no longer spark joy, including the legacy components that made sense when GSM was the dominant technology. Networks should be fully PHY-agnostic, not require classical network operators, natively implement security everywhere, and allow incremental building of automated networks that work in both residential, commercial, and public settings, with clean separation of components. For example, authentication and authorization should not depend on a small set of carrier-like entities.