- IEEE Internet Award
The multimedia-capable Internet now taken for granted was made possible by Henning Schulzrinne’s fundamental contributions to the development of network protocols, applications, and algorithms for the effective transport of audio and video signals. He helped migrate the Internet from a medium containing primarily text and images to one featuring both real-time and on-demand audio/video. Key to the success of the Internet was Schulzrinne’s Real-Time Transport Protocol, which became an Internet full standard in 2004. He also developed the Real-Time Streaming Protocol to control delivery of audio and video streams, which is supported by major consumer streaming architectures. And his Session Information Protocol became the standard for Internet telephony and conducting real-time interactive multimedia sessions.
An IEEE and ACM Fellow, Schulzrinne is a professor with the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA and serves as a Technology Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, DC, USA.