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He has published numerous scholarly
articles on the law of cyberspace that have appeared in the Stanford Law
Review, the Journal of Online Law, the University of Chicago Legal Forum,
the Chicago-Kent Law Review, the Computer Law Reporter, and the Wayne Law
Review. He writes a bi-monthly column ("Plugging In") on law and
technology for the American Lawyer, and he has appeared as a commentator
on the law of the Internet on such programs as the Lehrer News Hour, Morning
Edition, PBS' "Life on the Internet" series, All Things Considered, and
Court TV's Supreme Court Preview. During 1996-1997 he conducted, along
with two colleagues (Professors Larry Lessig and Eugene Volokh) the first
Internet-wide e-mail course on "Cyberspace
Law for Non-Lawyers," which attracted over 20,000 subscribers. He also
plays guitar, piano, banjo, and harmonica in the band "Bad Dog." Click
here for more information about David Post's research and writings.
Before entering teaching, he practiced international
arbitration law in the London office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.
He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals,
D.C. Circuit, and Chief Judge John F. Grady of the U.S. District Court,
Northern District of Illinois. His J.D ('87) is from Yale Law School, where
he served as Articles Editor of both the Yale Law Journal and the Yale
Journal of International Law. He has an M.Phil in History of International
Relations from Cambridge University in England, which he obtained while
on a Mellon Fellowship. His B.A. from Yale was in Economics and History,
summa cum laude, phi beta kappa with Distinction in History.
Dr. Mueller's most recent book, Ruling
the Root: Internet Governance
and the Taming of Cyberspace, is the authoritative account of the DNS Wars. His other
major book is Universal Service: Competition,
Interconnection, and Monopoly in the Making of the American Telephone System
(MIT Press, 1997). At Syracuse, Mueller founded and directs the Convergence
Center, which provides opportunities for students to explore the impact
of digital convergence on market structure. He is a Senior Associate of
the University's Global Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Citizenship
and sits on the Editorial Board of Telecommunications Policy and Info:
the Journal of Policy, Regulation and Strategy for Telecommunications,
Information and Media.
He has co-moderated the Nettime mailing list since early 1998 and has co-edited two volumes of its "proceedings," README! (Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 1999) and NKPVI (Venice: MGLC, 2001). His "mercurial" writings have appeared in a few languages in an "eclectic mix" of journals, and he has spoken various subjects in the U.S. and Europe. He is on the faculty of the Parsons School of Design, a division of the New School University, and works as a consultant and/or advisor for various organizations, most of them noncommercial. He worked for about a decade as a freelance nonfiction editor with an emphasis on cultural, intellectual, and technological history.
I am a faculty member of the Computer and Information Science Department and of the Electrical Engineering Department.at the University of Pennsylvania. I also teach in our new Telecommunications and Networking MS program and am on the Faculty Council of the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management of the Wharton School.
At UPenn, I am Director of the Distributed Computer Laboratory -- DSLwhere, with Prof. Jon Smith, we manage leading edge research in High Speed Networking. Research papers of the DSL are available in its electronic library,
Some of my early academic research work was focused at creating the worlds first operational Distributed Computer System -- DCS while I was with the ICS Department at the University of California at Irvine. After that, I was with the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Delaware, I helped conceive and organize CSNet, NSFNet and the NREN.
I had graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1956 and then started a eleven year career at Bell Laboratories where I helped design the first electronic switching system - the ESS as well as helping to design the programming language SNOBOL.. I then went west to The Rand Corporation and to Scientific data Systems prior to joining academia. At both Bell Labs and Rand, I had the privilege, at a young age, of working with and learning from giants in our field. Truly I can say (as have others) that I have done good things because I stood on the shoulders of those giants. In particular, I owe much to Dr. Richard Hamming, Paul Baran and George Mealy.
I am on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation -- the EFF and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society -- the ISOC. I am also a Fellow of the Center for Global Communications of Japan -- Glocom and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Democracy and Technology - CDT. I have just completed 10 years of service on the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board -- CSTB. I am a Fellow of the IEEE and was the recipient of the 1995 Sigcomm Award for life long contributions to the computer communications field.
I am also on the Boardof Directors of the Democrats Online.
My industrial experiences are extensive, Just as I entered the academic world, I co-founded Caine, Farber & Gordon Inc. (CFG Inc.) which became one of the leading suppliers of software design methodology. I am also on a number of industrial advisory boards.
One of my hobbies and one of my current contributions to the networking
community is the Interesting People mailing list. An archive
is kept of past and current messages. You can apply for membership by emailing
me and labeling the message as about joining the list (see Wired
Magazine Sept 1996).