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Distinguished Computer Scientist Rejoins Viterbi School.

ISI alumnus Danny Cohen begin teaching this fall.
Eric Mankin
April 03, 2007 —
A nationally known researcher, renowned for his early contributions to the Internet as part of the Information Sciences Institute, has come back to join the Viterbi School Department of Computer Science.

Computer scientist Danny Cohen will begin meeting USC students in the fall semester.

“We are delighted that Viterbi students will be able to learn from this remarkable talent,” said Dean Yannis Yortsos, in announcing the appointments.

Cohen spent the early part of his career at ISI, where he was a contemporary of Paul Mockapetris and Jon Postel and director of the computer networks division.  While at ISI, Cohen started and led several research projects, including Internet Concepts, realtime communication, realtime packet speech and packet video, ATOMIC, MOSIS, and FAST.

“The USC/ISI ATOMIC LAN, based on Caltech Mosaic components, was developed under ARPA sponsorship by Cohen and his research group, was the research prototype of Myrinet, later developed by the Myricom company he left ISI to found," according to his biography on the Myricom website.

Among Cohen's many distinctions is his election to the National Academy of Engineering last year.