and of St. Joseph's University. He also serves on the board of directors of the Paxar Corporation.

Charles Herzfeld, Vice Chair, currently serves as a consultant to a variety of organizations, such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and others. He holds an engineering degree from the Catholic University of America (B.S., 1945) and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1951). He worked as a physicist at the Ballistic Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, Maryland, from 1951 to 1953, and at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., from 1953 to 1955. After several years with the National Bureau of Standards, he became assistant director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense. He was director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from 1965 to 1967 and was instrumental in setting up the ARPANET. During his several years of affiliation with ITT, Dr. Herzfeld served as technical director and director of research groups and finally as vice president, director of research (1979-1983) and director of research and technology (1983-1985). He served as director of Defense Research and Engineering at the Department of Defense (1990-1991) and was a consultant to the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, in 1991. Dr. Herzfeld received the Flemming award in 1963 and was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service medal by the Department of Defense in 1967. He has contributed numerous articles to professional journals.

Norman Abramson is vice president and chief technical officer of ALOHA Networks, a San Francisco company providing satellite access to the Internet using small Earth stations. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1958 as assistant and then associate professor of electrical engineering. In 1965 he was appointed professor of electrical engineering at the University of Hawaii. He also served as professor and chairman of the Computer Science Department at the University of Hawaii. In 1967 he assumed the position of director of the ALOHA System, a university research project concerned with new forms of data network architecture. From 1972 to 1985 he served as a United Nations adviser to developing countries on the use of satellite technology for national development. In 1995 he left the University of Hawaii to found ALOHA Networks Inc. in order to develop advanced forms of ALOHA channels in the commercial sector. In addition to his fundamental research in multiple access communications, Mr. Abramson directed the creation of the ALOHANET, a wireless packet network operating throughout Hawaii.

Edward Balkovich is a director at Bell Atlantic. He is responsible for IP and data network system engineering in Bell Atlantic's Network Archi-

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