Manager, Wireless Standards
Dr Andrew Myles received his BSc in Computer Science & Pure Mathematics in 1985, and his BE in Electrical Engineering (First Class Honours & University Medal) in 1987, both from the University of Sydney in Australia. He received a PhD for his work on aspects of Mobile-IP and on a MAC suitable for operation with a 60Hz PHY from Macquarie University in Australia in 1996.
Dr Myles has had a diverse career, having worked in corporate research labs (Hewlett Packard Labs in the United Kingdom from 1987-1989, working on FDDI & DQDB systems and standards), university research labs (Macquarie Park Research from 1990-1994 in Sydney, working on SDMS systems, router architectures, Mobile IP and 60GHz wireless systems), management consulting (Arthur D Little from 1995-1999 & PA Consulting in 1999, working on a variety of technology and business related projects in Switzerland, the US and across Asia) and a technology start-up (Radiata from 1999-2001 in Sydney). He also spent most of 1990 going “walkabout” in Africa, traveling and hitchhiking overland from Morocco to South Africa. At Radiata, Dr Myles was the Director of Protocols, leading a group developing an IEEE 802.11 MAC implementation for the world’s first working IEEE 802.11a PHY implementation. He joined Cisco in their Wireless Network Business Unit when Radiata was acquired just before the “tech crash” in 2001.
Dr Myles is currently the Manager of Wireless Standards in the CTO Office in the Enterprise Network Business at Cisco. He is based in Cisco’s Sydney offices but describes himself as the “ultimate international teleworker and citizen of the world” because he mostly works with people outside Australia, usually starting at 5am each morning. His work at Cisco has historically focused on standards and certification work related to the IEEE 802.11 Working Group and the Wi-Fi Alliance. However, his scope also covers many other networking standards and certifications relevant to enterprise business applications.
Dr Myles has been a voting member of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group since 2001, and was the Editor of IEEE 802.11h (Spectrum Management to enable use of 802.11 5GHz systems in Europe) from 2001-2003. He became the Chair of the IEEE 802 JTC1 Standing Committee in 2009, which is the group coordinating activity between IEEE 802 and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6. Both as a member and Chair of this group, Dr Myles has defended and promoted IEEE 802 standards within the international standards community (particularly the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard, various IEEE 802.1 security standards and the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard). He has undertaken a similar role as the Head of Delegation of the US National Body delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6, and as a participant of the corresponding US National Body Project 5 TAG. For this work, Dr Myles was awarded the IEEE Standards Association International Award in 2013. Dr Myles is currently promoting fair coexistence between IEEE 802.11 and LTE based technologies as the Chair of the IEEE 802.11 Coexistence Standing Committee, and through ongoing participation in ETSI BRAN and ad hoc participation in 3GPP RAN1.
Dr Myles is a strong supporter of international standards governance activities, particularly promoting the OpenStand principles sponsored by IEEE-SA, IETF, W3C and others. He was a Director on the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board in 2015 and 2018, and was appointed as a Governor on the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors in 2016-17. He is currently standing for election as Governor again in 2019-20.
Dr Myles has also promoted the use of IEEE 802.11 over many years through his work in the Wi-Fi Alliance. He has been a Director of the Wi-Fi Alliance Board since 2003, was the Vice-Chair in 2006 and the Chair from 2006-2011. He briefly acted as the organisation’s Executive Director in 2007. He is currently the Chair of the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Liaison Committee and Secretary of the Board.
Dr Myles is the author of twenty one issued US and international patents and one expired Australian patent.