Dr. Alissa Cooper is a fellow and distinguished engineer at Cisco. She is also the chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force, the first woman to hold the position.
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ABOUT Alissa

  • Former Chief Computer Scientist, Center for Democracy & Technology

  • PhD in philosophy, Oxford


  • “Ask colleagues to describe her and you'll hear words like ‘humble,’ ‘passionate,’ and ‘deep thinker.’ When she isn't doing all things IETF, she's working behind the scenes with Cisco's engineering teams to make sure they understand possible privacy implications of the design choices they make.”

    Christine Johansen