Sam Xun Sun
Sam X. Sun is the Director of Standards & Technology Development at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). He was elected as the Chair of ATSD Steering Committee of ATSD in 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Sun was senior research fellow and handle system architect at CNRI, and lead the design of the handle system protocol. He has participated in many standard activities in Internet security, digital rights management, and GRID computing, and is the lead author of the handle system protocol specification in IETF RFC3650, RFC3651, and RFC3652. Mr. Sun has led many international research collaborations in applying the Digital Object Architecture and the handle technology for digital library development, healthcare informatics, and Internet identify management, as well as IoT security and interoperability development.
In recent years, Mr. Sun has been assisting Dr. Robert Kahn in establishing the DONA Foundation, a non-profit organization registered in Switzerland to coordinate the Global Handle Registry (GHR), a key-component of the Digital Object Architecture. He is also being giving consulting in many IoT related standard development, including the development of ITU-T standard on DOA framework for IoT interoperability (ITU-T Y4459) and DOA framework to combat counterfeiting in IoT (ITU-T 4808).