Professor of Computer Sciences (1976)
Ph.D.,The Pennsylvania State University, 1976.
Professor Comer's research focuses on issues in computer networks and operating systems. Most of his work is experimental. He and his students design systems and evaluate their performance using prototype implementations. Comer is an internationally recognized expert on TCP/IP, who gives lectures at various network meetings and as a consultant to private industry.
Professor Comer currently directs the Xinu Operating System, Crosspoint, and Internetworking research projects, is the editor of Software-Practice and Experience, and the editor-in-chief of Internetworking-Research and Experience (both published by John Wiley & Sons). He is the former chairman of the DARPA Distributed Systems Architecture Board and the CSNET Technical Committee, and member of the Internet Activities Board. He heads the Internet Research Group at Purdue, and has been active in establishing Purdue's Internet connectivity.
Projects: Xinu Operating System, Xinu Port to Pentium Processors, Crosspoint Project, and Internetworking Research Project
CS Annual Report - 19 APR 1996