Eric Burger

Eric Burger

Research Professor of Computer Science and Director, Georgetown Center for Secure Communications
Former Member, Internet Society Board of Trustees


Eric Burger is Research Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Georgetown Center for Secure Communications in Washington DC. Dr. Burger is the author of 17 IETF RFCs, has chaired numerous work groups, and was the first Director of the Applications Area Review Committee.

Dr. Burger is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and past Chair of the IEEE-USA Committee on Communications Policy. He also is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a Patron of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is Chairman Emeritus of the SIP Forum. In addition, he sits on the Board of Ascension Technology Group and the Boards of Advisors at Mobera Systems, Sigma Systems and Dexrex LLC. Finally, Dr. Burger is holds 17 published patents in the United States with several pending, holds additional patents in other countries, and has been widely published in technical and standards publications.

Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Neustar, Inc., a provider of converged addressing services, domain registry services, mobile instant messaging and managed DNS services. Before that, Eric was Acting General Manager of the Communications Products Division at BEA Systems, Inc., where he also held the posts of Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. He also has served as Chief Technology Officer at Cantata Technology, Inc. and Brooktrout, Inc.; Founder And Chief Technology Officer at SnowShore Networks, Inc.; Chief Scientist at Centigram Communications Corporation; Vice President Of Engineering at The Telephone Connection, Inc.; Manager Of Software Development at Cable & Wireless USA, Inc.; Consultant at MCI Telecommunications Corporation; in various engineering and sales management positions at Valid Logic Systems, Inc.; and Research Engineer at the Texas Instruments Central Research Laboratories. At the very outset of his career, Dr. Burger got his start with Unix in 1978, researching time-sharing system architectures.

Dr. Burger holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, MBA in International Business Management with a dual minor in Economics and Marketing, and an SBEE from IIT, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.