Code On History: Code On’s Founding Technologists are the inventors and early application architects for the Random Linear Network Coding (RLNC) algorithm. Invented in 2003 in a collaborative effort across multiple universities, the algorithm was thoroughly vetted and beginning in 2006 specific applied research grants were sponsored by companies like AlcatelLucent, Huawei, NBC, NetApp, Nokia, Technicolor, France Telecom/Orange, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, and others. In 2011 Code On spun the technology out of the universities and began creating an enabling tools and services ecosystem.

Today, Code On provides RLNC design and support services and Intellectual Property licensing, as well as re-selling enabling tools and products created by its licensees. Code On seeks to educate and train licensees on RLNC features and capabilities to foster innovation and the continued growth of network coding-enabled applications and services. Sign up for training today.

Founding Technologists

Michelle Effros

California Institute of Technology Professor and Director of the Data Compression Laboratory
Random Linear Network Coding (RLNC) co-inventor
Fortune 100 technical consultant and expert in source coding, compression, video and networking
Authored 4 patents and applications

Frank Fitzek

Technical University of Dresden Professor; serial entrepreneur; 5 times Nokia Champion Award recipient
Vodaphone Innovation Award recipient
Co-inventor of various RLNC mobile device optimizations
Co-author: Mobile P2P; Cognitive Wireless Networks; Video Traces for Network Performance; Mobile Phone Programing in Wireless Networks; Cooperation in Wireless Networks, others…

Tracey Ho

California Institute of Technology Assistant Professor
Random Linear Network Coding (RLNC) co-inventor
Co-authored: Network Coding: An Introduction . Book Chapter Network coding and data compression in Network coding fundamentals and applications and Network coding in wireless networks in Cooperation in Wireless Networks: Principles and Applications; Expert in network coding and security; authored 4 patents and applications

Dina Katabi

MIT Professor
Founder and co-Director of Wireless@MIT, the new wireless center where companies like Amazon, Cisco, Microsoft and others work to find next generation wireless solutions
Fortune 100 technical consultant and expert in wireless networks, network security, traffic engineering, congestion control, and routing; won numerous awards for her work, including 2004 NSF Career Award.

Muriel Médard

MIT Professor and Director, Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group at MIT
Random Linear Network Coding (RLNC) co-inventor
Co-editor, Network Coding: Fundamentals and Applications
Author of over 30 patents and applications in telecom, video/content distribution, storage, enterprise networking

Technology Consulting

Kerim Fouli

VP of Technology and Engineering at Code On
As an MIT postdoctoral fellow, supervised the first demo of RLNC in a 4G network.
Expert on RLNC wireless and optical access

Advisory Board

Robert G. Gallager

Vincent W. S. Chan