The IETF names Marcelo Bagnulo as chairman of the MEXT working group for mobility extension protocols

28 November 2007

Dr. Bagnulo is a Professor at the University of Carlos III and works as a scientific researcher, in collaboration with the international research institute, IMDEA Networks.

The international community IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), one of the largest communities of network designers, operators, vendors and researchers, who agree the standard and evolution of Internet architecture and protocols, has named Dr. Bagnulo, Professor at the University of Carlos III, Madrid, and associate of the International Networks Research Institute, IMDEA Networks, as the new Chairman of the MEXT Working Group from November 2007.

IETF is the international organisation responsible for internet engineering. Made up of numerous experts from all over the world, it is divided into working groups, who jointly reach a consensus on the standardisation of architectures, protocols and all issues relating to the web. The MEXT group is responsible for the standardisation of IP mobility protocols, of which Marcelo Bagnulo has been elected Chairman. Since last month, Bagnulo, together with Julien Laganier, manages this working community, which has already commenced meetings to standardise the latest version, IPv6.

Bagnulo, Uruguayan, aged 35 and married, has been living in Madrid for several years. He graduated as an Engineer from the University of the Republic of Uruguay and later as a Doctor in Communications Technologies from the University of Carlos III, Madrid. Marcelo Bagnulo was Manager of Telecommunications for the Uruguayan Postal Service for four years and for more than 7 years has been working as a Professor of Engineering Networks and Services at the UC3M (University of Carlos III de Madrid). As well as this, he collaborates as a Scientific Researcher with the international networks research institute IMDEA Networks, Madrid.


IMDEA Networks is an international research institute supported by the Regional Government of Madrid and the European Commission. The Institute brings together distinguished and young scientific researchers to develop cutting-edge science and technology in the field of networking. Promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, the Madrid-based Institute works in partnership with leading businesses and scientists from around the globe. By generating new knowledge and understanding through its activities, the Institute supports the continued development of Madrid and Spain as a centre for international scientific and technological research.



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