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Colin Perkins is a research assistant professor at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute, where his research interests include scaling Internet multimedia conferencing to support very large distributed meetings and to very high quality. From 1996 to 2000, he was a research fellow with the Department of Computer Science, University College, London, where he conducted research into advanced VoIP and IP-based videoconferencing technologies, and developed one of the earliest RTP teleconferencing implementations. He is co-chair of the Audio/Video Transport and Multiparty Multimedia Session Control working groups of the IETF, and has authored several RFC standards relating to RTP. He holds a Ph.D. in electronic engineering from the University of York.