Dr. Leiner is a Senior Scientist with the Universities Space Research Association. He is currently on loan to the Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he is Deputy Director of the Computing Systems Technology Office, responsible for the area of Enterprise Technologies. This area is developing the information technologies required to support widely distributed operation. Particular areas of focus are the technologies required to facilitate distributed applications that exploit the emerging ubiqitous network environment, mobile information systems, high performance networking, and information security.
Prior positions included Director of Research with Advanced Decision Systems (1990-1992), Assistant Director of the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (1985-1990), and Assistant Director, Information Processing Techniques Office, ARPA (1980-1985). Dr. Leiner has spent the last 15 years working in the area of packet switched networking technology and its applications.
Dr. Leiner is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.E.E.E. 1967) and Stanford University (M.S.E.E. 1969, Ph.D. 1973). He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and ACM, and a senior member of the IEEE.