Thomas Woo

Networking Research Laboratory
Bell Laboratories

(732) 949-3985

Biography Sketch

Thomas Woo is a Director in the Networking Research Laboratory at Bell Labs. He leads research in both the Mobile Networking and Internet Management Research Departments. Previously, he had headed the Networking Systems Research Department. In between, he spent two years in RedWave Networks, a Silicon Valley startup, as Chief Network Architect and VP of Software Engineering,

Thomas's main research focus is in the area of networking and security, spanning both wireline and wireless areas. He is particularly interested in the design and architecture issues in next-generation networks and elements. His research typically has a strong system prototyping aspect; some of the systems Thomas has built include: Wireless Data Server - a next generation wireless data platform for providing both narrowband and broadband services, VIPER - a high-density carrier-class IP edge router and a multi-service metro wireless router. Most recently, Thomas has been working on open router architecture using disaggregated control and forwarding, wireless denial of service attacks, and Voice over IP systems and protocols.

Thomas has authored many research articles that appeared in various conference proceedings and journals. He has received more than 10 US patents, and served on the program committees for various networking conferences, including ACM SIGCOMM and IEEE INFOCOM. In 2005, he was awarded the ACM Software Systems Award for his original work on Secure Network Programming, an approach to providing security over the socket layer. Thomas is an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications and was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania.

Thomas received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science (First Class Honor) from the University of Hong Kong, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

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