David Reed

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
David Reed

Name: David P. Reed

Born: January 31, 1952

Computer-related contributions

  • Known for his work with computer networking, TCP/IP (transmission control protocol/Internet protocol), UDP (User Datagram Protocol), and Multiversion concurrency control.
  • Credited for Reed's law, his belief that the utility of large networks, particularly social networks, can scale exponentially with the size of the network.
  • One of six principal architects of the Croquet project at MIT.

Significant publications

  • Residential Fiber Optic Networks: An Engineering and Economic Analysis (Artech House Telecommunications Library (1992).
  • End-to-end arguments in system design (1984).