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Shumon Huque

Shumon Huque

Principal Research Scientist


B.S. Computer Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
M.S. Computer & Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Shumon Huque is a Principal Research Scientist at Verisign Labs. His research interests include DNS, DNSSEC, IPv6, routing, software defined networking, authentication systems, and security protocols.

Prior to joining Verisign in March 2014, Shumon spent 20 years at the University of Pennsylvania in a variety of roles including UNIX Systems Administrator, Systems Programmer, Network Engineer, Lead Engineer, and most recently, Engineering Director. Among other accomplishments, he was the principal designer and architect of Penn's DNS (including DNSSEC), authentication infrastructure, and IPv6 deployment. He served as the Chief Engineer of the MAGPI GigaPoP, a regional network operated by Penn that connected many universities in New Jersey, Delaware, and Eastern Pennsylvania to Internet2, the US national Research & Education backbone network.

Shumon also played a prominent role in early adoption, prototyping, and promotion of advanced protocols (like DNSSEC and IPv6) in the Internet2 US Research & Education community. He served for many years on the program committee of the Internet2 Joint Techs workshop, as the co-chair of the Internet2 DNSSEC special interest group, and as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Internet2 network.

In addition, Shumon has served as an adjunct faculty member in Penn's School of Engineering & Applied Science, where he taught laboratory courses on network protocols.



"DNSSEC Tutorial." 1/2 day course at the USENIX LISA 2013 Conference, November 3rd, 2013.

"Using and Migrating to IPv6."USENIX LISA 2013 Conference,November 4, 2013.

"Are You Part Of The 1%?" Information Week Magazine, August 6, 2012.

"A Survey of DNSSEC Deployment in the US R&E Community." Summer 2012 Internet2 Joint Techs Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (with Bill Owens). July 16, 2012.

"Advancing the Network: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Headed." Internet Society, ION Panel (served as panel moderator;with Ron Broersma, Paul Ebersman, Paul Mockapetris, John Spence). December 11, 2012.

"World IPv6 Launch and Penn." Megaconference V6, an IPv6 enabled global H.323 video conference coordinated by Internet2. June 6, 2012.

"Kerberos at Penn." 2011 Kerberos Conference, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts. October 26, 2011.

"Campus IPv6 Deployments Panel." Summer 2011 Internet2 Joint Techs Conference (with Kate Mace, Nick Buraglio, Michael Sinatra, Jose Dominguez), Fairbanks, Alaska. July 12, 2011.

"IPv6 Security Planning Panel." Spring 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting, Arlington, Virginia (with Joe St. Sauver, Internet2, Joe Klein, QinetiQ, Mike Lococo, NYU).April 18, 2011.

"Open Source VoIP at Penn." Winter 2011 Internet2 Joint Techs Conference, Clemson, South Carolina. January 31, 2011.

"Kerberos at Penn." Kerberos in the Knowledge Enterprise (speaker & panel moderator). 2010 Kerberos Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. October 27, 2010.

"Monitoring IPv6 Content Reachability and Accessibility." Summer 2010 Internet2 Joint Techs Conference, Columbus, Ohio (with Roch Guerin, Univ of Pennsylvania). July 13, 2010.

".EDU DNSSEC Testbed." Winter 2010 Internet2 Joint Techs Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah (with Larry Blunk, MERIT). February 2, 2010.

"IPv6 Campus Deployment Updates Panel." Winter 2010 Internet2 Joint Techs Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah (with Randy Bush, IIJ and Alan Whinery, University of Hawaii). February 1, 2010.

"DNSSEC at Penn." Summer 2009 Internet2 Joint Techs Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. July 20, 2009.

"IPv6 Deployment at the University of Pennsylvania." Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference (with Jorj Bauer), Philadelphia, PA. January 8, 2009.

"Internet2 DNSSEC Pilot and Deployment Obstacles." ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota. February 14, 2007.

"Internet2 DNSSEC Pilot and ARIN." North American Network Operators Group ( NANOG 38) (with Larry Blunk, Allison Mankin, and Bill Owens). October 10, 2006.

"Internet2 DNSSEC Pilot Update." ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop, Madison, Wisconsin. July 19, 2006.

"Single Sign-On, Two Factor and more: Authentication and Authorization at the University of Pennsylvania." Fall 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (with Deke Kassabian). September 21, 2005.

"Designing High Availability Networks, Systems, and Software for the University Environment." EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (with Deke Kassabian). January 14, 2004.

"Quality of Service (QoS) Deployment Issues." NSF/ITR Workshop on Scalable QoS Solutions, Annapolis, Maryland. April 15, 2002.


"DNSSEC Tutorial." 1/2 day course at the USENIX LISA 2013 Conference, November 3rd, 2013.