Research Associates

ONF Research Associates are thought leaders who are invited and appointed by the ONF Executive Director with guidance from ONF Leadership. Recommendations are based on significant objective contributions to the creation and advancement of SDN and the OpenFlow® Standard, and a need to be involved with the ONF to accomplish pertinent goals.

Research Associate appointments are granted to one Principal Investigator for a given academic or research institution and to a small number of specific individuals from that institution identified by the Principal Investigator. These appointments are not transferable to colleagues from the same educational institution, or elsewhere.

For more information about becoming an ONF Research Associate, please refer to our Research Associates Policies and Procedures. If you'd like to nominate yourself or someone else, please complete the Nomination Form. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Here are the current Research Associates:


Dr. Indermohan Monga – Chief Technologist and Area Lead, Energy Sciences Network

Indermohan MongaCHAIR: Dr. Indermohan (Inder) S. Monga serves as the Chief Technologist and Area Lead of network engineering, tools and research at Energy Sciences Network. Mr. Monga plays a key role in developing and deploying advanced networking services for collaborative and distributed “big-data” science. He has helped contribute to multiple standards in the distributed systems community with currently active roles as the co-chair of the Network Services Interface working group in the Open Grid Forum. He also drives a number of initiatives in the global research and education community and is the co-chair of the Next-Generation Architecture and Distributed Topology Exchange working group at Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) consortium.

Mr. Monga’s research interests include network virtualization, software-defined networking, energy efficiency and distributed computing. Recently, he is working actively on research and technology development that focuses towards the broad adoption of SDN in the wide-area network including recent work on Transport SDN. He currently holds 17 patents and has over 15 years of industry and research experience in telecommunications and data networking at Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks, and Nortel.

He earned his undergraduate degree in electrical/electronics engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, before graduate studies at Boston University’s EECS Department.

                     Chin Guok  – Researcher at ESnet

Dr. Ali Al-Shabibi — Network Software Developer, ON.Lab

al-shabibi aliDr. Ali Al-Shabibi is a network software developer at the Open Networking Laboratory (ON.Lab). His research focus is on SDN theories and philosophy, and new networking applications.

 

                    Pingping Lin – Researcher and Engineer, ON.Lab

Dr. Jun Bi – Professor and Director, Institute for Network Sciences and Cyberspace, Tsinghua University

Jun BiDr. Jun Bi is the professor and director of Network Architecture & IPv6 Research Division at the Institute for Network Sciences and Cyberspace (former Network Research Center) at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the leading expert (PI) of the first major SDN project supported by “863” High-Tech Program (China Ministry of Science and Technology): Future Network architecture and Innovation Environment (FINE).

Dr. Carlos J. Bernardos – Research Associate, University Carlos III of Madrid

Carlos J. BernardosDr. Carlos J. Bernardos received a Telecommunication Engineering degree
in 2003, and a PhD in Telematics in 2006, both from the University
Carlos III of Madrid, where he worked as a research and teaching
assistant from 2003 to 2008 and, since then, has worked as an Associate
Professor. His research interests include IP mobility management,
network virtualization, cloud computing, vehicular communications and
experimental evaluation of mobile wireless networks. He has published
over 50 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. He
is an active contributor to IETF since 2005, e.g. to AUTOCONF, MEXT,
NETEXT, DMM, MULTIMOB and SDNRG working groups, being co-author of more
than 30 contributions, several standards (RFC 6276, RFC 7028, RFC 7148,
RFC 7161, RFC 7333, RFC 7429), several active working group documents,
and co-chairs the IETF P2PSIP WG.

He visited the Computer Laboratory of University of Cambridge in 2004
and the University of Coimbra in 2005. He has worked in several EU
funded projects, being the technical manager of the FP7 MEDIEVAL project
and the Deputy Project Coordinator of the FP7 iJOIN project.

He has served as a guest editor for IEEE Network, served as local
arrangements co-chair of ACM CoNEXT 2008, and has served on the TPC of a
number of conferences and workshops including IEEE VTC and IEEE
Globecom.

                  Antonio de la Oliva – University Carlos III of Madrid

Robert Cannistra – Marist College

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Jasson Casey – Research Assistant, Texas A&M University

casey-jassonJasson is the founder and executive director of Flowgrammable, a nonprofit that mentors university students, conducts original research, and develops educational material on Software Defined Networking. Flowgrammable has achieved industry wide recognition for developing FlowSim, the first OpenFlow® data plane simulator, being a finalist in the Open Networking Foundation's OpenFlow® driver competition, and maintaining the most comprehensive OpenFlow® knowledge base in the industry. Jasson has over 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry split between network equipment companies and network service providers. Jasson has helped create several ground breaking products such as Session Border Controllers, VoIP PRI, and very large scale Wi-Fi seamless mobility. Jasson is a Research Associate and member of the Software Leadership Council with the Open Networking Foundation and a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University.

Timothy L. Culver - University of Texas at Dallas

tim culverTimothy L. Culver (Tim) is a lecturer at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas where he teaches computer science courses related to networking. He is also a Director at AT&T in the Strategic Program Office. Tim pioneered the creation of a Software Defined Networking/ Network Functions Virtualization course at the University of Texas at Dallas. In addition, he created a SDN certification program for non-degree seeking professionals and also helped establish a SDN research lab at UTD. Tim has been at three startups and helped establish businesses in 14 countries. Tim is an honor graduate of Baylor University and has his MS in Engineering and MBA from SMU. He has conducted Ph.D. research in cloud computing at Walden University. He has multiple patents in the area of VoIP telephony, Internet conferencing and LDAP.

Tim has been married for 30 years with 3 wonderful children and lives on a ranch in Sunnyvale, Texas raising Black Angus cattle..

Dr. Erik Deumens – Director University of Florida Research Computing

deumens-erikErik Deumens got his PhD in computational nuclear physics from the University of Brussels in Belgium. He has been a computational scientist all his career. He is the architect of the Super Instruction Assembly Language approach to programming massively parallel computers, i.e. with 10,000 to 100,000 cores. He has run support infrastructure for researchers. Since 2011, he is the director of Research Computing at the University of Florida, a new department in Information Technology.

                        Dr. Xiaolin Andy Li – Associate professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Florida

Jay Etchings – Director of Operations Research Computing, Arizona State University

Director of Operations Research ComputingDirector of Operations Research Computing, Arizona State University, Jay Etchings is a well-known industry professional with 20 years of progressively versatile, cross-platform experience in management of open systems architecture. With the bulk of a 10 year technical consulting career spent in gaming and connected lotteries, emerging network technologies have been a longtime passion deploying the first of its kind, next generation WAN connected Class 2 Lottery System. As an audit contractor for the centers for Medicaid/ Medicare (CMS-RAC) he focused on DISA-STIG compliance and networked systems.

Currently Etchings and his team are deploying campus wide SDN-Biomedical Informatics Networks on Internet2 supporting inter-intra university NSF funded projects as well as international research efforts such as ICTBIOMED.

Dr. Madeleine Glick - Senior Research Scientist at University of Arizona

Madeleine Glick photo 1Dr. Madeleine Glick is Senior Research Scientist at the University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, where she is working on optical interconnection networks in the NSF CIAN Engineering Research Center. From 2002-2011 she was a Principal Engineer at Intel (Intel Research Cambridge UK, Intel Research Pittsburgh) leading research on optical interconnects. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a Senior Member of IEEE and OSA. She has been on the technical program committees for several conferences including OFC and Hot Interconnects and was Co-general Chair for Hot Interconnects 2013. She has published over 100 refereed articles and conference proceedings.

                      Weiyang Mo – University of Arizona

Dr. Doan B. Hoang - Professor and Head of School of Computing and Communications, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Dr. doan b. hoanDr. Doan B. Hoang is a Professor and Head of School of Computing and Communications, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He is also the Co-Director of iNEXT - UTS Research Centre for Innovation in IT Services and Applications and the Director of the Advanced Research in Networking (ARN) Laboratory. Professor Hoang's research interests include Next Generation Networks (Software Defined and Virtualized, Quality of Service, and Network Security), Cloud Data Protection and Wireless Sensor/Actor Networks for Assistive Healthcare. Professor Doan Hoang received his Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (Honours I) and his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Professor Hoang has been actively conducting research in his fields and has published over 200 research papers. Before UTS, he was with Basser Department of Computer Science, University of Sydney. He held various visiting positions: Visiting Professorships at the University of California, Berkeley; Nortel Networks Technology Centre in Santa Clara, USA; the University of Waterloo, Canada; Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain; and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. While on sabbatical at UC Berkeley and Nortel Networks, he participated and led several DARPA-sponsored projects including Openet, Active Networks, DWD-RAM: A Data-Intensive Service-on Demand Enabled by Next Generation Dynamic Optical Networks.

He is currently interested in developing framework/techniques for security and data protection in Cloud Computing environment and quality of service (QoS) of software-defined cloud networks.

He is also into establishing infrastructure for reducing the cost of assistive healthcare systems through advanced sensing/monitoring/control technologies and innovative use of Cloud Computing and Software-Defined Broadband Networks and Systems.

          

Dr. James Won-Ki Hong – Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

james won-ki hongJames Won-Ki Hong is Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering and Dean of Graduate School for Information Technology at POSTECH, Pohang, Korea. James worked as CTO and Senior Executive Vice President for KT from March 2012 to Feb. 2014, where he was responsible for leading the R&D effort of KT and its 50 subsidiary companies, and where he initiated R&D on SDN. He was Chairman of National Intelligence Communication Enterprise Association, and Chairman of Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) Standardization Board in Korea.

His interests include network innovation (such as SDN and NFV), cloud computing, mobile services, Smart IPTV, and ICT convergence (such as Smart Home, Smart Grid, e-Health). He was co-founder and CTO of Netstech, a Palo Alto, USA-based startup developing network integrated ultra-dense, blade servers from 2000 to 2002. Over the past 20 years, James has been an active volunteer in various committees in IEEE, ComSoc, and KICS. He has served as Steering Committee Chair of IEEE NOMS, IM and APNOMS, as well as Chair of CNOM and KNOM. He has also been serving as EiC of Wiley's International Journal of Network Management (IJNM) and ComSoc Technology News (CTN) as well as an editorial member of the IEEE TNSM, JNSM and JCN. James received his HBSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1983 and 1985, respectively, and the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1991.

Erica Johnson — Director of the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory

johnson ericaErica Johnson combines business acumen and an in-depth understanding of complex networking technology to direct the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). In this capacity, Erica oversees all aspects of the testing services the UNH-IOL offers for more than 20 unique data networking and storage technologies. Erica's strategic management of these services includes relationships with industry forums, high-profile test events and UNH-IOL operations.

In recognition of ability to drive technical innovation, Fierce Telecom named Erica to the publication's 2011 Women in Wireline. Furthermore, in 2010, UNH awarded Erica the UNH Women's Commission Stephanie Thomas Staff Award in honor of her achievements in promoting and embodying the advancement of women in the sciences. Widely recognized as an industry leader, Erica was appointed co-editor of the Network Testing Series for IEEE Communications Magazine in 2010. In addition, she serves as an IPv6 Ready Logo Regional Officer, IPv6 Forum Fellow and USGv6 Test Program lead.

In her role within the University of New Hampshire, Erica engages daily with industry leaders, members of the local community, faculty and students. She is an advisor for the UNH Broadband Center of Excellence (BCoE), a Director of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) Alumni Society Board, and participates on the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board and the Computer Science Advisory Board. Erica takes great pride in using her entrepreneurial and technical skills to train the workforce's next generation of engineers, and often supports university researchers with grant proposals.

Erica received her Master of Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire in 2011, and received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, also from the University of New Hampshire, in 2001. She joined the UNH-IOL in 1999 as an undergraduate student in Computer Science.

                    Steven Chambers - University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory

                    Timothy Winters - University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory

Daniel King – Senior Researcher, Lancaster University

daniel kingDaniel is a senior researcher at Lancaster University and leading technical activities on a variety of European Commission and UK funded Software Defined Network (SDN) projects. With over 16 years' experience within leading technology companies, he founded Aria Networks and held key roles at Bell Labs, Cisco Systems, Redback Networks and Movaz Networks. He has an MBA and is completing his PhD at Lancaster University, researching Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) in co-operation with British Telecom and Intel Labs. Daniel is also the Principal Consultant at Old Dog Consulting.

Daniel is the co-chair of the Software Defined Networks (SDN) Research Group (SDNRG) at the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). He is an editor and author on numerous Internet-Drafts and RFCs related to traffic engineering and network optimization, packet forwarding, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), and Application-Based Network Operations (ABNO).

                       Matthew Broadbent - Lancaster University

                       Nicholas Race - Lancaster University

                       Nicholas Hart - Lancaster University

Ying-Dar Lin — Professor, National Chiao Tung University

ying-dar-linYING-DAR LIN is a Distinguished Professor of computer science at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1993. He served as the CEO of Telecom Technology Center in Taipei during 2010–2011 and a visiting scholar at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, during 2007–2008. Since 2002, he has been the founder and director of Network Benchmarking Lab (NBL, www.nbl.org.tw), which reviews network products with real traffic. He also cofounded L7 Networks Inc. in 2002, which was later acquired by D-Link Corp. He founded, in 2011, the Embedded Benchmarking Lab (www.ebl.org.tw) to extend into the review of handheld devices.

His research interests include design, analysis, implementation, and benchmarking of network protocols and algorithms, quality of service, network security, deep packet inspection, P2P networking, and embedded hardware/software co-design. His work on multihop cellular was the first along this line, and has been cited over 600 times and standardized into IEEE 802.11s, IEEE 802.15.5, IEEE 802.16j, and 3GPP LTE-Advanced.

He is an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for 2014–2015. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Computer, IEEE Network, IEEE Communications Magazine (Network Testing Series), IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Communications Letters, Computer Communications, Computer Networks, and IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems. He has served and is serving as the Lead Guest Editor for several Special Issues in IEEE journals and magazines, and Symposium Co-Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM '13 and ICC '15. He published a textbook, Computer Networks: An Open Source Approach (www.mhhe.com/lin), with Ren-Hung Hwang and Fred Baker (McGraw-Hill, 2011). It is the first text that interleaves open source implementation examples with protocol design descriptions to bridge the gap between design and implementation.

                    Chun-Hung Hsu - National Chiao Tung University

                    Po-Ching Lin - National Chiao Tung University

                    Rong-Mao Jheng - National Chiao Tung University

Dr. Te-Lung Liu - Research Fellow, National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)

Dr. Te Lung LiuDr. Te-Lung Liu received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1995 and 2002, respecively. He is currently a Research Fellow in National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C. He is also a Team Member of the Taiwan Advanced Research and Education Network (TWAREN) and setup OpenFlow® Testbed in Taiwan at 2009. TWAREN SDN Testbed now connects more than 10 domestic research institutes and extends with international partners in US, Europe, and Japan. His current research interests include Software-Defined Networking, Future Internet, optical networks, and network design.

                   Hui-Lan Lee - National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)

                   Hui-Min Tseng - National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)

                   Jen-Wei Hu - National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)

                   Li-Chi Ku - National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)

                   Ta-Yuan Chou - National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)

                   Wun-Yuan Huang - National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)

Zhuoqing Morley Mao - Associate Professor, EECS Department, University of Michigan

      

Dr. Andrew Moore – Reader in Systems, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

Dr. Andrew Moore Dr. Moore is the Reader in Systems at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. Dr. Moore leads a team within the Systems Research Group working on reconfigurable network, and contributes over two decades experience working on networked-systems monitoring, characterization and emulation. Recent work, has focused on flexible hardware/software approaches based upon NetFPGA and Openflow; this has included taking over stewardship of the NetFPGA project and heading a team designing a new NetFPGA platform capable of 100GbE. Dr. Moore recently published the first open-source OpenFlow switch hardware that implements consistent updates (critical for eliminating unintended information leakage). In his role Research Advisor to ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, he is keen to direct the SDN secure networking agenda. Dr. Moore has had a wide portfolio of research into network measurement, performance, security and management, with funding from the UK (EPSRC), EU, and US governments. Previously an EPSRC Roberts Fellow and an Intel Research Fellow, Moore has ongoing financial support from Xilinx, Cisco and Solarflare, with past collaborators including AT&T, NetApp, Broadcom, and Microsoft. Dr. Moore is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly the IEE).

Dr. Guru Parulkar – Executive Director, Clean Slate Internet Design Program, Stanford University

Guru ParulkarDr. Guru Parulkar joined Stanford University in August 2007 and served as the Executive Director of its Clean Slate Internet Design Program. He has been in the field of networking for over 25 years and cherishes the opportunities he has had to work with great people. He has worked in academia (Washington University in St. Louis and now Stanford), startups (Growth Networks and others), a large company (Cisco), a top-tier venture capital firm (NEA), and a federal funding agency (NSF).

At Stanford, Guru helped create three large projects with Nick McKeown, Monica Lam, Balaji Prabhakar, and others: OpenFlow/Software-Defined Networking, Programmable Open Mobile Internet 2020 (POMI 2020), and Stanford Experimental Data Center Laboratory (SEDL).

Before joining Stanford, Guru spent four years at National Science Foundation (NSF) and worked with the broader research community and NSF CISE team to champion and create programs such as GENI, Future Internet Design, and the Network of Sensor Systems. Guru received the NSF Director's award for Program Management excellence.

Before NSF, Guru spent four years in Silicon Valley. There, he founded successful and not-so-successful startups such as Growth Networks, Tenaya Networks, Sceos (Ruckus Wireless), and Nevis Networks, and worked with accomplished entrepreneurs, engineers, and business leaders. Guru also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at NEA during 2001. He received NEA's Entrepreneurship Award in 2001 for Growth Networks. He was a nominated TiE Washington D.C. Charter Member and is now a TiE Silicon Valley Charter Member. He continues to serve as a technical advisor to several startups.

Before the startups, Guru spent over 12 years at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Applied Research Laboratory. There, he worked with Jon Turner, Jerry Cox, George Varghese, and a group of very talented and creative graduate students to lead research and prototyping of high-performance networking and multimedia systems such as the virtual memory system of NetBSD and FreeBSD Unix (Chuck Cranor), APIC gigabit network interface (Zubin Dittia and others), router plug-in software (Dan Decasper and Zubin Dittia), packet striping algorithms (Hari Adiseshu), multimedia on demand server and service (Milind Buddhikot), and Real Time Upcall system for QoS for NetBSD (R. Gopal), Congram-oriented Internetworking to get QoS and performance (Tony Mazaani and Sanjay Kapoor), IP and ATM integration, and others.

Guru received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Delaware in 1987 (advisor: Dave Farber) at a time when UDEL was at the center of exciting developments in networking including CSNET, NSFNET, Memnet, gigabit testbeds, and others. Guru is a recipient of the Alumni Outstanding Achievement and Frank A. Pehrson Graduate Student Achievement awards from the University of Delaware.

Highlights of Guru's professional services include ACM SIGCOMM'99 PC Co-Chair, NOSSDAV'97 PC Chair, ACM/IEEE Transaction on Networking Technical and Publications Editor, IEEE Network Editor, and Co-Editor of the IEEE JSAC special issue on Gigabit Networking.

Dr. Levi Perigo – Scholar in Residence / Professor of Network Engineering, Interdisciplinary Telecom Program, University of Colorado Boulder

levi perigoDr. Levi Perigo is a Scholar in Residence in the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining the University of Colorado full-time, Dr. Perigo was a Senior Network Engineer at ADTRAN Inc. In this role, he served as an escalation point for isolation and resolution of heterogeneous internetworking problems for major accounts. He holds vendor certifications in telecommunications technologies in areas such as IP routing, switching, network design, wireless technologies, Voice over IP (VoIP), Internet of Things (IoT) home integration, and Software Defined Networking (SDN) / Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

The Next Generation Networks: SDN/NFV course he developed for Master’s level engineering students in the ITP at the University of Colorado focuses on Open SDN, and promotes the use of SDN and OpenFlow in industry. Dr. Perigo has a passion for working with students and challenging them with interactive, hands-on, real world scenarios in the classroom. His course has been used by academia and industry to enrich the body of knowledge and validate skills through the Open Networking Foundation Certified SDN Professional Program (OCSP).

His research interests are in a variety of internetworking technologies such as VoIP, IPv6, SDN/NFV, and next generation protocols. Currently, his research focuses on implementation and best practices for IPv6 VoIP SDN. Dr. Perigo holds an MS in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State University and a PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Bernhard Plattner – Professor of Computer Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Bernhard PlattnerDr. Bernhard Plattner is a professor of computer engineering at ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), where he leads the communication systems group. He is also a partner in the EU-funded research project OFELIA, which is creating a test bed for SDN and OpenFlow® protocol experiments. His research areas include the future of Internet architecture, Internet security and resilience, and wireless opportunistic networks.

Dr. Jennifer Rexford – Gordon Y. S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Computer Science Department, Princeton University

Jennifer RexfordDr. Jennifer Rexford is the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering in the computer science department at Princeton University. She previously spent eight and a half years at AT&T Research, where she designed the Routing Control Platform (RCP), an early SDN architecture for backbone networks. Her current research focuses on programming abstractions for SDNs, and applications in enterprise, data-center, and cellular core networks. This will be her second year as an ONF Research Associate.

She was the 2004 winner of ACM's Grace Murray Hopper Award for outstanding young computer professional, and was listed on MIT Technology Review's 2004 TR-100 list of the top 100 innovators under the age of 35.

                     Dr. Nick Feamster - Professor in the Department of Computer Science

                      Muhammad Shahbaz - Princeton University

                     Nanixi Kang - Princeton University

 

Dr. Sandra Scott-Hayward – Queen’s University Belfast

sandra-scott-haywardDr. Sandra Scott-Hayward, CEng, is a Research Fellow in the Network Security research cluster at the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT), Queen's University Belfast. She has experience in both research and industry, having worked for a number of years as a Systems Engineer and Engineering Group Leader with Airbus and having completed her Ph.D. at Queen's University Belfast. At CSIT, Sandra leads research and development of network security architectures and protocols for software-defined networks.

Dr. Seungwon Shin - Assistant Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Dr. seungwon shinDr. Seungwon Shin is an Assistant Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
Before coming to KAIST, he received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University.
He spent nine years at industry, where he devised several mission critical networking systems.
His research interests are in network and system security, such as network intrusion/anomaly detection, botnet detection, and cloud computing security.
He has conducted several SDN security projects to make SDN environments more secure (e.g., FRESCO, FortNOX, and Avant-Guard).

Dimitra Simeonidou — Head of High Performance Networks Group, University of Bristol

simeonidou-dimitraDimitra Simeonidou is full Professor and Head of the High Performance Networks group at University of Bristol in the UK. Dimitra is a leading academic in Optical Networks, Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE), Grid and Cloud Computing, and one of the initial contributors of Transport Software Defined Networking. She has chaired a number of international conferences and committees across these technical fields. She is the author and co-author of over 350 invited and contributed publications of which many have received best paper awards, 11 patents and standards.

                    Magur Channegowda - University of Bristol

                    Reza Nejabati - University of Bristol

                    Dr. Shuping Peng - University of Bristol

Dr. Vijay Sivaraman - Associate Professor, University of New South Wales

vijayVijay Sivaraman is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is instigator of several SDN initiatives in Australia, including the Australia & New Zealand SDN Alliance (http://www.anzsdn.net/) and a wide-area SDN test-bed in Australia spanning 10 organisations (https://sites.google.com/site/anzsdntestbed/). Prior to moving to Australia he worked at a silicon-valley start-up for three years developing optical switch-routers, and at Bell Labs researching packet scheduling mechanisms for high-speed switches. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2000, his M.S. from North Carolina State University in 1996, and his B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India, in 1994.

Dr. Ricard Vilalta — Researcher, Centre Tecnològic de Telecommunications de Catalunya (CTTC)

ricard vilaltaRichard Vilalta obtained his Telecommunications Engineering degree from Technical University of Catalonia on 2007. He also has studied Audiovisual Communications at UOC (Open University of Catalonia) and has a master degree in Technology-based business innovation and administration at Barcelona University (UB). During 2006-2009, he worked as ressearch engineer and software developer in Triagnosys GmbH (Munich, Germany). During 2009, Ricard Vilalta held a Torres Quevedo Ressearch Grant at E2M (Sabadell). Since 2010, Ricard Vilalta is a researcher at CTTC, in the Optical Networks and Systems Department. In 2013, Ricard Vilalta obtained his PhD at Barcelona Tech (UPC).

His research focuses on Optical Network Virtualization and Optical Openflow. He has been involved in several international, EU and national research projects: EU-Japan STRAUSS, ICT IDEALIST, ICT COMBO, ICT STRONGEST, ICT OFELIA, and FP6 E-Cab, and Spanish MINECO FARO and DORADO. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 journals and conference papers.

                    Ramon Casellas Ph.D.,Lead Senior Research Associate, Network Division,                     Optical Networks and System Department, CTTC

                    Ricardo Martinez, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Optical Networks and Systems -                     Communication Networks Division, CTTC

                    Raul MuñozHead of Optical Networks and Systems Department, CTTC

                     Josep Mangues Bafalluy - Senior Researcher, CTTC

                     Arturo Mayoral López de Lerma - Research Assistant, CTTC

Luke Fowler — InCNTRE (Indiana Center for Network Translational Research and Education)

                    Jonathan Stout – Programmer Analyst, InCNTRE, Indiana University

                    Martin Swany – Director of Research, InCNTRE, Indiana University

                    Nikhil Kappagantula, Indiana University

                    Uwe Dahlmann – Senior Network Engineer

Councils and Groups

Chipmakers' Advisory Board (CAB)

CTO Council

Research Associates (RA)

Testing Leadership Council (TLC)


Councils and Groups

Chipmakers' Advisory Board (CAB)

CTO Council

Research Associates (RA)

Testing Leadership Council (TLC)


Councils and Groups

Chipmakers' Advisory Board (CAB)

CTO Council

Research Associates (RA)

Testing Leadership Council (TLC)


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