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New Internet Architecture Board and Internet Engineering Steering Group Meet for First Time

10 Mar 2021

Newly selected members of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) were officially seated in their new roles this week during the 110th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting.

More than 1000 leading technologists gather online for Internet Engineering Task Force meeting

The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by setting high-quality technical standards for the global Internet. IETF 110 is being held online 8-12 March.

The 2020-2021 IETF Nominating Committee (NomCom) chaired by Barbara Stark was responsible for considering candidates for open seats in the IAB and IESG. Candidates selected by the NomCom are indicated by asterisks in the lists below. Other members are continuing existing terms.

Internet Architecture Board

The IAB provides oversight and commentary on aspects of the Internet’s technical architecture. IAB members for the upcoming year are:

  • Jari Arkko, Ericsson
  • Deborah Brungard, AT&T
  • Ben Campbell, independent consultant
  • Lars Eggert, NetApp
  • Wes Hardaker, USC/ISI
  • Cullen Jennings, Cisco
  • Mirja Kühlewind, Ericsson
  • Zhenbin Li, Huawei
  • Jared Mauch, Akamai Technologies
  • Tommy Pauly, Apple
  • David Schinazi, Google
  • Russ White, Juniper
  • Jiankang Yao 姚健康, CNNIC China Internet Network Information Center

Colin Perkins, Chair of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), will serve as an ex-officio member of the IAB. Mirja Kühlewind was selected for a second term as IAB Chair. See the IAB website for more information.

Internet Engineering Steering Group

The IESG is responsible for technical management of IETF activities and the Internet standards process, including final approval of specifications as Internet standards. The work of the IETF is organized into six technical areas and one administrative (general) area. The IESG consists of the area directors (ADs) for each area, who are generally each appointed for two-year terms. The current IESG members are:

Applications and Real-Time (ART) Area

  • Murray Kucherawy, Facebook 
  • Francesca Palombini, Ericsson

General (GEN) Area

  • Lars Eggert, NetApp

Internet (INT) Area

  • Erik Kline*, Loon LLC
  • Éric Vyncke, Cisco

Operations and Management (OPS) Area

  • Warren Kumari, Google
  • Robert Wilton, Cisco

Routing (RTG) Area

  • Alvaro Retana, Futurewei
  • John Scudder, Juniper
  • Martin Vigoureux, Nokia

Security (SEC) Area

  • Roman Danyliw, CERT/Software Engineering Institute
  • Benjamin Kaduk, Akamai Technologies

Transport (TSV) Area

  • Martin Duke, F5 Networks.
  • Zaheduzzaman Sarker, Ericsson

In addition to his role as the Area Director for the General Area, Lars Eggert will serve as  the IETF Chair. The IAB Chair, Mirja Kühlewind, will also serve as an ex-officio member of the IESG. More information is available on the IESG webpage.

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