Mirja joined Ericsson Research in February 2019, before which she worked as a Post-Doc at the Networked Systems Group (NSG) of the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Switzerland on topics around Internet measurements and transport protocol design. She received her PhD in 2015 from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in the field of TCP congestion control.
Mirja’s work is focused on transport protocol evolution. She has been active in IETF standardization since 2009. In March 2020, she was elected Chair of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
From 2016 to March 2020, Mirja was the IETF Transport Area Director (AD). She also co-chairs the Measurement and Analysis for Protocols research group (maprg) in the Internet Research Task Force and is an author in multiple working groups, including QUIC, TCP maintenance and minor extension (tcpm), and Transport Services (taps). She has also been co-chair of the IETF’s RTP Media Congestion Avoidance Techniques (rmcat) and TCP increased security (tcpinc) working groups.