Brian E. Carpenter is Program Director, Internet Standards and Technology, for IBM. He is currently based at iCAIR, the international Center for Advanced Internet Research, which is sponsored by IBM at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is also Chief Architect of iCAIR.
Previously he led the networking group at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1985 to 1996. This followed ten years' experience in software for process control systems at CERN, which was interrupted by three years teaching undergraduate computer science at Massey University in New Zealand.
He holds a first degree in physics and a Ph.D. in computer science, and is an M.I.E.E. He is an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force, where he co-chairs the Differentiated Services working group. He is a member of the Internet Architecture Board, which he chaired from July 1995 to March 2000. He is also a member of the Board of the Unicode Consortium.