Sarmad Hussain is with ICANN’s Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) and Universal Acceptance (UA) Programs. Earlier, Sarmad was a professor of Computer Science and held the IDRC Chair in Multilingual Computing. His research has focused on developing computing solutions for Asian languages, including research in linguistics, localization, speech processing and computational linguistics. He has been an active member of the ICANN community, engaged in IDN ccTLD application for Pakistan and as a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), before joining ICANN.