Fred Baker has worked in the telecommunications industry since
1978, building statistical multiplexors, terminal servers, bridges,
At Cisco Systems, his primary interest area is the improvement
of Quality of Service for best effort and real time traffic.
In addition to product development, as a Cisco Fellow, he advises
senior management of industry directions and appropriate corporate
His principal standards contributions have been to the IETF,
but he has contributed to ITUs H.323, and to such industry
consortia as WINSOCK II and the ATM Forum. In the IETF, he has
contributed to Network Management, Routing, PPP and Frame Relay,
the Integrated and Differentiated Services architectures, and
the RSVP signaling protocol. He currently serves as the IETF
Chair, as well as a technical contributor.
Santa Barbara, California, 93111, USA