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Henning Schulzrinne

Henning Schulzrinne
Schulzrinne at the SIPNOC 2012.
Born Cologne, Germany
Nationality German
Fields Computer science
Institutions Columbia University
Known for Voice over IP, Session Initiation Protocol

Henning Schulzrinne is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the United States Federal Communications Commission, having been appointed to that role on December 19, 2011.[1] Previously he was chair of the Computer Science department at Columbia University. He is a co-chair of the Internet Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society.

Schulzrinne studied at the German TU Darmstadt in Darmstadt, where he earned his Vordiplom (cf. Diplom), then went on to earn his M.Sc. at the University of Cincinnati and his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From 1994 to 1996 he worked in Berlin at the Forschungs-Institut für Offene Kommunikationssysteme (GMD FOKUS), an institute of the now-defunct Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung (GMD) and now part of the Fraunhofer Society. Schulzrinne is an editor of the Journal of Communications and Networks.

Schulzrinne co-designed the Session Initiation Protocol along with Mark Handley, the Real Time Streaming Protocol, the Real-time Transport Protocol, the General Internet Signaling Transport Protocol,[2] part of the Next Steps in Signaling protocol suite.[3]


  1. ^ FCC (December 19, 2011). "FCC Names Henning Schulzrinne Chief Technology Officer". FCC news release. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
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  3. ^ Henning Schulzrinne, R. Hancock (October 2010). "General Internet Signalling Transport". RFC 5971. IETF. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 

External links

  • Personal website
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