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Dr. Douglas E. Comer

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Distinguished Professor of Comput...

Phone: (765) ***-****  HQ Phone
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Purdue University
550 Stadium Mall Dr.Civil Engineering Building, Room G216B
West Lafayette , Indiana 47907
United States

Company Description: Purdue's College of Engineering is made up of 12 academic programs: aeronautics and astronautics, agricultural and biological, biomedical, chemical, civil,...   more

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  • bachelor's degrees , mathematics and physics
    Houghton College
  • doctorate , computer science
    Pennsylvania State University
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Dr. P. Brighten Godfrey, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign argued pro-software and Dr. Douglas Comer, Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University fought for pro-hardware. After a lively discussion, Dr. Godfrey prevailed with a narrow margin garnering 51 percent of the vote versus Dr. Comer with a close 49 percent.
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Douglas Comer is a full professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, where he teaches courses on operating systems and computer networks. He has written numerous research papers and textbooks, and currently heads several networking research projects. He has been involved in TCP/IP and internetworking since the late 1970s, and is an internationally recognized authority. He designed and implemented X25NET and Cypress networks, and the Xinu operating system. He is director of the Internetworking Research Group at Purdue, editor of Software - Practice and Experience, and a former member of the Internet Architecture Board. Dr. Comer completed the original version of Xinu (and wrote "The Xinu approach" book) in 1979. Since then, Xinu has been expanded and ported to a wide variety of platforms, including: IBM PC, Macintosh, Digital Equipment Corporation VAX and DECStation 3100, Sun Microsystems Sun 2, Sun 3 and Sparcstations, and Intel Pentium. It has been used as the basis for many research projects. Furthermore, Xinu has been used as an embedded system in products by companies such as Motorola, Mitsubishi, Hewlett-Packard, and Lexmark.
Network Systems Design Conference - NSDC - Speaker Bios, 14 Aug 2004 [cached]
Douglas Comer | Jag Bolaria | Linley Gwennap | Sanjay Iyer
Dr. Douglas ComerVisiting Faculty, Cisco SystemsSeminar Instructor & Session Moderator
Dr. Douglas Comer is Visiting Faculty at Cisco Systems and a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University.He consults for industry and is an internationally recognized authority on TCP/IP protocols and network systems.He has written numerous research papers and landmark textbooks and currently heads research projects.He designed and implemented X25NET and Cypress networks and the Xinu operating system.He was a principal on the CSNET project and is director of the Internetworking Research Group at Purdue, editor of the journal Software--Practice and Experience, a former member of the IAB, and a Fellow of the ACM.
CERIAS - Trustees award 2 distinguished professorships, 1 posthumous degree, 6 Feb 2004 [cached]
The board approved the appointment of computer science professors Mikhail "Mike" Atallah and Douglas Comer as distinguished professors, effective immediately.
"Since Purdue established the first computer science department in the nation in 1962, professors such as Mike Atallah and Doug Comer have kept the department in the forefront of research and achievement in the field," said Purdue Provost Sally Mason.
"Professor Comer is a highly recognized computer scientist.
Douglas Comer
Comer holds bachelor's degrees in mathematics and physics from Houghton College and a doctorate in computer science from Pennsylvania State University.He started his Purdue career in 1976 as an assistant professor, attaining full professorship in 1984.He served as dean of Interop Graduate Institute for the Softbank Corporation in Foster City, Calif., from 1996-98.
Comer's books have sold more than 500,000 copies, been translated into 16 languages and been adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States.He was inducted as a fellow of the Purdue Teaching Academy in 2003.His research focuses on issues in computer networks and operating systems.Most recently he has conducted research on practical applications of wireless Internet networking.Much of his work is experimental.He and his students design systems and evaluate their performance using prototype implementations.
Comer is an internationally recognized expert on TCP/IP, gives lectures at various network meetings and is a consultant to private industry.He is well known for his groundbreaking textbooks, journals and other publications.
He is the former chairman of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Distributed Systems Architecture Board and the Computer Science Network Technical Committee, and a member of the Internet Activities Board.
In 1999 he was inducted into Purdue's Book of Great Teachers, was voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year the same year by the computer science department and was given the Lifetime Achievement Award as one of the founders and major participants in the Software Tools Users Group by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association.He also is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, an educational and scientific computing society.
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