Dr. Abler received his bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1986, 1992, and 2000, respectively.
Dr. Abler worked as a Research Engineer while pursuing his graduate degrees, and was involved in the design and implementation of parallel computers, including VLSI design to miniaturize special purpose processors. He later worked on various networking areas, including IP, ATM, and wide area networks, and was involved in establishing the initial Internet 2 connectivity for Georgia Tech. Dr Abler's hobbies include flying/flight instructing, and woodworking.
- Quality of Service in IP networks
- Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
- IP delivery of multimedia content in the educational environment
S.-H. Jeong, M. Choi, R. Abler, H. Owen, J.A. Copeland and J. Sokol, "QoS Support for Real-Time Applications Using the Integration of RSVP/IntServ and DiffServ", IFIP-TC6IEU Networking 2000, May 2000
John A. Copeland, Randal Abler, Keith L. Bernhardt, "IP Flow Identification for IP traffic carried over switched networks", Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, 2096 (1998)
Last revised December 1, 2017