Master of Business Administration May 1991


Master of Science, Computer Engineering August 1983


Bachelor of Science, Systems Engineering May 1982




Mr. Fuller has held increasing levels of responsibility in UNIX/open systems/networks design and development. Currently, Mr. Fuller directs a group of computer scientists and engineers, designing and delivering distributed network management systems and services. Mr. Fuller offers a rare combination of marketing and technical expertise that enables him to develop his customer base and provide technical solutions.





Director, Network Management 1987-present



Mr. Fuller leads a group which specializes in integrating and configuring off the shelf products to build integrated management systems for commercial and government customers. The focus is on delivering systems that allow customers to improve delivery of network services. He leads efforts to write winning proposals and then leads the technical team performing the work. Mr. Fuller has 15 years experience in communications systems engineering, including the design and management of both voice and data networks. Mr. Fuller's most recent work has focused on the use of international networking standards to design distributed, high speed, integrated, multi-media wide area network management systems. He is the architect of Stanford Telecom's NetCoachTM, an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network management product.


NetCoachTM : NetCoachTM is a HP OpenView network management application that provides fault, virtual network, routing table, and performance management. Gensym G2 provides the inference engine on which NetCoachTM is based. Mr. Fuller designed the NetCoachTM and leads the development team delivering management products.


FAA NIMS Prototype: Mr. Fuller group also led the design and development of the FAA's National Air Space Infrastructure Management System (NIMS) prototype under subcontract to EDS. The NIMS used HP OpenView, Remedy ARS, Accugraph PNM, Gensym G2, ESRI ArcView, Oracle 7 and CA UniCenter to provide distributed, hierarchical management of the FAA's systems and networks. Agents provide SNMP manageability for legacy systems. Mr. Fuller provided the design vision and briefings to FAA decision makers that were instrumental in the selection of the EDS team.


Air Force IMS: Previously, Mr. Fuller was the Program Manager for the Air Force's Integrated Management System (IMS) design, development and deployment. The IMS provides automated communication asset monitoring and control for an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) based network. The IMS controls virtual network reconfiguration, routing table update, fault management, and management system failure recovery. A commercial platform (HP OpenView) is used to host the IMS application. For survivability reasons, the IMS is distributed across multiple sites, with any site able to take over for a failed unit. The IMS provides communication service management as well as transmission asset management. The IMS is being developed in C on UNIX workstations with HP OpenView and an expert system inference engine (Gensym's G2). Mr. Fuller participated to demonstrations to verify proper operation over satellite and from mobile users.


Air Force CNOS: Mr. Fuller was also the Program Manager for the Communications Network Operating System II program. This effort entailed designing and prototyping an Integrated Communications Network Management System. The design of the management system included a distributed set of communications nodes offering integrated, survivable, secure network management of communication services. The nodes handle the user interface, service scheduling, routing and resource provisioning. Mr. Fuller led the effort to design algorithms to accomplish these tasks, including the application of artificial intelligence, and construction of a proof of concept prototype on Sun SPARCstations running UNIX using C. Mr. Fuller also led the structured design effort for the integrated management system, including writing the System Specification, Software Requirements Specification, and B1 Level Hardware Specification. Mr. Fuller used CASE tools to assist in the structured design of this communications network management system.


FAA Telecommunications Risk Assessment: For the Federal Aviation Administration, Mr. Fuller was a principal investigator and briefed the highest levels of FAA management concerning the design, cost, and future of the FAA's communication systems. This work included analysis of the role and integration of the microwave systems, multiplexing equipment, and switches. Also included in this work was an assessment of analog versus digital technology for the FAA's microwave terrestrial network and the role of satellites in achieving the FAA's high availability and restoral requirements. Design options for management and control of the system and tradeoffs between alternative transmission systems were conducted. Net present value analysis was used to evaluate alternatives.


Air Force NSS: For the Air Force, Mr. Fuller was the task leader on the Network Service Study which defined the deficiencies of current networks and addressed the role of future communication services (such as ISDN and fiber optics) in addressing these deficiencies. This work led to the award of a follow on contract to design the Service Manager of an integrated communications node. Mr. Fuller was also the Program Manager for the Service Manager effort. On this project, an algorithm framework for translating communication service requests to transmission resource requirements and selecting the optimal schedule for allocation of communication resources to services was designed. Mr. Fuller was the principle author of the design specification for the service scheduling manager.




Senior Engineer 1984-1987


Mr. Fuller was responsible for all firmware specifications for the E10-FIVE class five, digital central office switch. This included the T1 carrier, tone generator/receiver and subscriber interface firmware definition specifications. The firmware controlled the collection and distribution of real-time information to and from the switch. The internal interface to the central switching matrix was an High-level Data Link Control (HDLC) bus. Mr. Fuller participated in project teams to identify which switching functions would be performed at a given level. He also coordinated the on-time delivery of the required features in the firmware.


AT&T Bell Laboratories Lincroft, NJ

Member Technical Staff 1982-1984


Mr. Fuller designed applications in the programmable, shared data network, Net 1000. This work included writing proposals, requirements, and test plans. Also included was determining appropriate sizing data such as required access lines, storage, and processing requirements for a given application.




PUBLICATIONS: "Network Management Using Real Time Expert Systems", W. Fuller and S. Miksell, Worldwide Intelligent Systems: APPROACHES TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT, J, Liebowitz, ed., IOS Press, 1995.


ACTIVITIES: Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, Spring 96 course offering, INFS 699, "Special topics in Network Management"; Participant, Network Management Forum; Participant, ATM Forum; Speaker, COMNET 96, "ATM Network Management Challenges/Solutions", Speaker, ATM Year 97, "Using SNMP to Manage ATM", Speaker, OpenView International Forum, 97, "ATM Network Management Solutions".