Alissa Cooper

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Organization: IETF
Affiliation: Cisco Systems
Country: USA
Email: alissa [at]


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Alissa Cooper is Vice President of Technology Standards and a Fellow at Cisco Systems. She is currently serving as IETF Chair. Previously, she served three years as an IETF Applications & Real-Time Area director and three years on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). She also served as the chair of the IANA Stewardship Coordination Group (ICG).[1]

Career History

Prior to joining Cisco, Alissa served as the Chief Computer Scientist at the Center for Democracy and Technology, where she was a leading public interest advocate and technologist on issues related to privacy, net neutrality, and technical standards.[1]


Alissa holds a Ph.D. from the Oxford Internet Institute and MS and BS degrees in computer science from Stanford University.[1] Her PhD thesis focused on a comparative analysis of regulation and market forces, and their impact on broadband traffic distribution in the US and UK.[2]