Alf Weaver received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1976. He joined the University of Virginia in 1977 and is now Director of the department's Computer Networks Laboratory, Director of the university's Internet Commerce Group, and Director of the state's Internet Technology Innovation Center. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the supervisor of over 50 graduate students, co-author of four books, six book chapters, and over 100 papers. Weaver and colleagues developed the Xpress Transport Protocol (supporting multicast and knowledge of the multicast group members) for the U.S. Navy, and then turned XTP into a commercial product. He was a founder of the Virginia's Internet Technology Innovation Center, which provides technical and business strategy for e-business, and develops e-commerce software for corporate and government clients. His research focus is secure, available, reliable e-business systems.