12:45 PM, Thursday, February 10, 2000
Room 104, Gates Computer Science Building

Developments in Optical Networks

Andreas V. Bechtolsheim
Vice-President Engineering

Gigabit Switching Group

Cisco Systems

About the talk:

I will discuss current trends and developments in optical networks including local, metro, and wide area networks.

About the speaker:

Andy Bechtolsheim is Vice-President of Engineering of the Gigabit Switching Group at Cisco Systems. Previously, Andy was a Co-Founder and Vice-President of Technology of Sun Microsystems, where he was the chief architect of Sun's workstation product line. In 1995 Andy founded Granite Systems to design high-performance Gigabit Ethernet switches. Granite was acquired by Cisco in September of 1996. Andy received a MS in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1976 and he was a PhD student in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University from 1977 to 1982. Andy has been honored with a Fulbright scholarship, a German National Merit Foundation scholarship, the Stanford Enterpreneur Company of the year award, and the Smithsonian Leadership Award for Innovation.