Dr. Alissa Cooper

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

Alissa Cooper is a Distinguished Engineer in the Collaboration Technology Group at Cisco Systems, where she is responsible for driving privacy and policy strategy within the company’s portfolio of real-time collaboration products, including voice and video conferencing, messaging and web conferencing. Cooper also represents Cisco externally in technical and policy fora. She currently serves as Applications and Real-Time (ART) Area Director within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Prior to joining Cisco in 2013, Cooper served as the Chief Computer Scientist at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Cooper holds a Ph.D. from the Oxford Internet Institute and M.S. and B.S. degrees in computer science from Stanford University.