... the Homepage of Markus Hofmann.
While my life is all centered around our wonderful family, this Web site is mostly about the job-related aspects of my life. To learn more about our family, I invite you to check out the link under the "Family" tab - or better stop by and get to know us :)
In my work life, I am currently the Head of Bell Labs Research, the research organization of Alcatel-Lucent. In this Corporate Executive and Vice President position, I am leading the company's global research team of about 800 of the world's brightest researchers in creating new growth opportunities by inventing technologies with disruptive impact. My responsibilities include the overall research portfolio from project inception through transfer. For the Spring 2005, Spring 2006 and Spring 2007 semesters, I also served as Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in New York, USA, teaching a graduate course on Content Networking. Since 2013, I am also serving on the Advisory Board of Number Eight Capital.
As Head of Bell Labs Research, I am now involved in a broad spectrum of exciting leading edge technologies and innovations, ranging from quantum computing, to optical and wireless networking, routing, distributed systems, to software and application technologies. My core area of expertise and earlier research focus has been on next-generation content networking and cloud computing solutions, multicast technologies, network architectures and protocols for services converging the Web with telephony, digital TV, messaging and other means of communications.
Before I joined Bell Labs in May 1998, I worked as a Research Assistant in the High Performance Networking Group at University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Content Networking: Architecture, Protocols, and Practice
By Markus Hofmann and Leland Beaumont.
Available now, Hardback, ISBN 1-55860-834-6.
For more information, click here.