I jumped into networking research in fall 1981 when I started my PhD prgram at MIT, the same month that TCP/IP specifications were published. During my 8 years of graduate school, my adviser Dr. David Clark taught me how to think architecturally. After graduation I joined Xerox PARC and had seven exciting years of research, then got recruited to UCLA computer science department when the Internet became the main stream. I had originally planned to move on once I got a taste of teaching after some years, but that did not happen — it is simply too much fun working with students and inventing the future together. My mission is to help the Internet grow. See my bio for more details.