Mickey received the B.S. degree in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1987, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1988 and 1992, respectively.
From 1992 to 1995 he was a member of the research staff at the NEC C&C Research Laboratories in Kawasaki, Japan, where he worked on routing and signalling protocols for ATM networks.
Mickey joined Cisco Systems in 1995, where he has worked on product development of ATM switches, optical switches, and service provider edge routers.
Mickey has been an active participant at the ATM Forum and its successors (the MPLS/Frame Relay Alliance and the MFA Forum) since 1994. He wrote significant portions of the ATM Forum's Private Network-Network Interface (PNNI) specification for routing and signaling in ATM networks, and has significantly contributed to over 40 other industry specifications. He served as chair of the ATM Forum Routing and Addressing working group from 1997 to 1999, and as chair of the Control Signalling working group from 2003 to 2006.
Mickey is currently a technical leader in product development of stackable enterprise access routers at Cisco Systems.