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David R. Oran

David Oran was until September 2016 a Fellow at Cisco Systems. He is now independent and pursuing his interests in research in a number of areas, including ICN. Recent work has been in congestion control for ICN, and in tradeoffs around privacy versus other desirable system attributes. His long term technical interests lie in the areas of Quality of Service, Internet multimedia, routing, and security. He was part of the original team that started Cisco's Voice-over-IP business in 1996 and helped grow it into a multi-billion dollar revenue stream. He is currently working on adaptive bitrate video over IP networks, and advanced research on Information Centric Networks.

Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Oran worked in the network architecture group at Digital Equipment, where he designed routing algorithms and a distributed directory system. Mr. Oran has led a number of industry standards efforts. He was a member of the Internet Architecture Board, co-chair of the Speech Services working group, and served a  term as area director for Routing in the IETF. He was on the board of the SIP Forum from its inception through 2008. He also serves on the technical advisory boards of a number of venture-backed firms in the networking and telecommunication sectors.

Mr. Oran has a B.A. in English from Haverford College.


Role Group Email
Chair Information-Centric Networking (icnrg)
Member Internet Research Steering Group (irsg)

RFCs (8)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 3006 Nov 2000 Integrated Services in the Presence of Compressible Flows 3 RFCs
RFC 3326 Dec 2002 The Reason Header Field for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) 26 RFCs
RFC 4313 Dec 2005 Requirements for Distributed Control of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Speaker Identification/Speaker Verification (SI/SV), and Text-to-Speech (TTS) Resources 2 RFCs
RFC 5898 Jul 2010 Connectivity Preconditions for Session Description Protocol (SDP) Media Streams 1 RFC
RFC 5975 Oct 2010 QSPEC Template for the Quality-of-Service NSIS Signaling Layer Protocol (NSLP) 6 RFCs
RFC 7094 Jan 2014 Architectural Considerations of IP Anycast 7 RFCs
RFC 8793 Jun 2020 Information-Centric Networking (ICN): Content-Centric Networking (CCNx) and Named Data Networking (NDN) Terminology 4 RFCs
RFC 9064 Jun 2021 Considerations in the Development of a QoS Architecture for CCNx-Like Information-Centric Networking Protocols 2 RFCs

Active Internet-Drafts (7)

Expired Internet-Drafts (22)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity