John Day Curriculum Vitae
Adjunct Professor, Boston University, 2005 Teaching graduate level advanced and introductory networking
and introductory Operating Systems courses.
Adjunct Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
2005 - 06. Teaching graduate Networking course.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1969 –
1978. Research Staff developing operating
systems for the first supercomputer, ILLIAC IV and early operating systems for
use with the ARPANet. Developed fundamental algorithms for updating multiple
copies of databases in the face of failures, which are still applied today.
Private Sector Experience
John Day has been involved in research and
development of computer networks since 1970 when he was involved in the design
of transport and upper layer protocols for the ARPANet as well as the
Internet. Mr. Day has developed
and designed protocols for everything from the data link layer to the
Mr. Day has made fundamental contributions to
research on distributed databases developing one of two fundamental algorithms
in the updating of multiple copies. He also did work on the early development
of supercomputers and was a member of a team in writing 3 operating
systems. Mr. Day was in charge of
the development of the OSI Reference Model, Naming and Addressing and upper
layer architecture and is currently a member of the Internet Research Task
Force’s Name Space Research Group. He has been a major contributor to the development of Network Management
Architecture, working in the area since 1984 defining the fundamental
architecture currently prevalent and designing high performance
implementations, and fielded a network management system in the mid-80’s that
was 10 years ahead of comparable systems. Mr. Day was also involved in the development of the Utilities
Communication Architecture for electric, gas, and water utilities; and in the
design and deployment of field trials for various utilities, which included
wireless subsystems. Developed
plans for building Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in various parts of
Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East, including all from initial business
case development and funding to backbone design, service definition, deployment
of infrastructure, and ISP operations. Recently Mr. Day has been turning his attention to radically new network
architectures that scale indefinitely.
- Member of the ARPANet Network Working Group (1973-76) responsible for upper layer
- Memberof the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Task Force
(1976) that developed library protocols that are still in use today.
- Instrumental in the work on the Formal Description of Protocols:
of the IFIP WG6.1 subgroup (1977-80)
for Formal Description Techniques in ISO TC97/SC21/WG1 (1978-82).
and editor for OSI Reference Model and OSI Naming and Addressing working groups
ISO 8650rev, Application Control Service Element, 1988 – 1996.
of US Delegation, ISO JTC1/SC21/WG1, 1980 – 1992.
Revision of ISO 13239-1999, HDLC, 1995-1999.
US standards body responsible for national contributions to international OSI
architecture, formal description, and conformance standards activities.
of the Task Force on Research Networking of the Federal Coordinating Council on
Science, Engineering, and Technology, recommending directions for research
networking for the 1990+ timeframe.
Name Space Research Group of the IRTF charged with solving fundamental problems
with the addressing structure of the Internet.
National Task Force on Libraries and Information Science, 1976-78, developing
the pre-cursor to Z39.
- Advisory Curator, Jay A. Levenson, ed., Encompassing the Globe:
Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Smithsonian Institution,
24 Jun – 16 Sep 2007.
Publications and Presentations
in Network Architecture: A Return
to Fundamentals, Prentice-Hall, 2007.
- “Il Cartografi Manuscrpit di Matteo Ricci” (in Italian), in Matteo Ricci. Cartografia Matteo Ricci Institute, Macerata Italy, forthcoming 2007.
(UN)Revised OSI Reference Model.” ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review,
Search for the Origins of the Chinese Manuscripts of Matteo Ricci’s Maps.” Imago
Mundi, Vol. 47, 1995.
Mappomundi of Matteo Ricci.” Miscellanea Bibliotecae Apostolica Vaticanae
VI Collectionea in Honorem Rev Mi
Patris Leonardi E. Boyle, OP. Citta del Vaticano Aposolica Vaticana, 1998.
- “The Voretzsch/Howell Ricci Map: a peculiar
puzzle” The Map Collector. No. 72, Autumn 1995.
Neolithic Whaling Tradition in Korea", Kendall Whaling Museum Symposium, short paper, 1990.
Reference Model for Open Systems Interconnection.” Computer Network Protocols and Architectures, edited by Carl
Sunshine, Plenum 1990.
OSI Reference Model.” Proceedings of the IEEE, December 1983.
et OSI aux L’Etats-Unis.” Enjeux, September 1982.
File Transfer, and Remote Job Protocols for Heterogeneous Computer Networks.”
Protocols and Techniques for Data Communication Networks, edited by F. F. Kuo,
Protocols.” IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 28, No. 4, April 1980.
Also in Computer Network Protocols and Architectures, edited by Paul Green,
Principle for Resilient Sharing of Distributed Resources" with P. A. Alsberg, 2nd International
Conference on Software Engineering, Oct. 1976.
Structure Overhead in TCP.” Proceedings Trends and Applications IEEE, May 1980
Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1976.
Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1970.