Donald Cochrane, Adjunct Professor

Donald Cochrane

Adjunct Professor
Phone: (603) 781-6972

Cabletron Systems Inc: Wide Area Networking Protocols and Device Driver Development. Specialized in the Frame Relay Protocol. Technical Representative to the Frame Relay Forum. Authored/assisted with numerous IETF drafts: Frame Relay Switched Virtual Circuits, Frame Relay Data Compression Protocol, Inverse ARP Protocol. (1994 – 2000)

Riverstone Networks Inc: Routing Protocols and SONET Device Driver Development. Specialized in OSPF and ISIS Routing protocols integration with PPP/Frame Relay/CHDLC/ATM as well as SONET and MPLS L2/L3 technology development and integration. (2000 – 2006)

Enterasys Inc: Routing Protocols Development including IPv6 ND protocol. (2006 – 2007)

Juniper Networks Inc: Specializing in Network Technologies including Platform Forwarding, QOS, Aggregated Ethernet protocol, Ethernet Device Driver development (2007 – present)

Arris Group Inc: Specializing in 802.11/Wi-FI and Linux device driver development (2014 - present)


  • M.S in Computer Information Systems, Boston University (1990)

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology, University of New Hampshire (1984)

Courses Taught

  • COMP 835/780: Networking Technologies

  • ET 697: Embedded Device Drivers using Linux

  • COMP 650: Network Administration Maintenance


  • Networking technologies, routing protocols, embedded systems, device drivers


  • IEEE

  • Order Of The Engineer