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Robert Fish

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Ph.D., Stanford University, 1981
rfish  (@cs.princeton.edu) (609) 258-0839 037 Corwin Hall


Interests: Networking and Telecommunications, Computer-Human Interaction, Online Learning and MOOCs, R&D Innovation Methodologies

Short Bio

Besides his activities at Princeton, Dr. Fish is President of NETovations, LLC, a consulting company focused on the creation of communications and networking technology innovation and standardization. From 2007 to 2010, he was Chief Product Officer and Senior VP at Mformation, Inc. specializing in carrier software for mobile device management. From 1997 to 2007, Rob was Vice President and Managing Director of Panasonic US R&D laboratories working on the embedding of networking in consumer devices. Prior to this, he was Executive Director, Multimedia Communications Research at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) after starting his career at Bell Laboratories. 

Rob is the President of the IEEE Standards Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the IEEE.  He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society.  He co-edited a series in IEEE Communications Magazine on IEEE standards in communications and networking. He is Co-founder and formerly the Steering Committee Chair of IEEE ComSoc’s Consumer Communications and Networking Conference. For his leadership and contributions to the Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, Dr. Fish was the recipient of MMTC’s Distinguished Service Award.  Rob was also awarded the the Standards Medallion of the IEEE Standards Association.   Dr. Fish was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE "for application of visual communications and networking." 

Rob’s interests are pretty wide ranging. They include networking and telecom; learning, perception, and intelligence, artificial and otherwise; Human-Computer interaction and Computer-Supported Collaborative Work; as well as the general topic of R&D innovation methodologies and entrepreneurial applications of those methodologies.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

Video as a Technology for Informal Communication - RS Fish, RE Kraut, RW Root, RE Rice, Communications of the ACM 36 (1), 48-61

The VideoWindow System in Informal Communication - RS Fish, RE Kraut, BL Chalfonte, Proceedings of the 1990 ACM Conference on Computer-supported Cooperative Work

Quilt: A Collaborative Tool for Cooperative Writing - RS Fish, RE Kraut, MDP Leland, ACM SIGOIS Bulletin 9 (2-3), 30-37

The Touring Machine System - Arango, L Bahler, P Bates, M Cochinwala, D Cohrs, R Fish, G Gopal, Communications of the ACM 36 (1), 69-77

Peer-to-Peer Streaming for Networked Consumer Electronics - SR Narayanan, D Braun, J Buford, RS Fish, AD Gelman, A Kaplan, IEEE Communications Magazine, 45 (6), 124-131

UP2P: a peer-to-peer overlay architecture for ubiquitous communications and networking - D Braun, JF Buford, RS Fish, AD Gelman, A Kaplan, R Khandelwal, IEEE Communications Magazine, 46 (12), 32-39

A subjective visual quality comparison of NTSC, VHS, and compressed DS1-compatible video - RS Fish, TH Judd, Proceedings of the Society for Information Display 32 (2), 157-163

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