Technical Program Committee Biographies

Mustapha Aissaoui, Alcatel-Lucent

He holds an Electrical Engineering Diploma from Polytechnic School of Algiers and a MASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. He is an active participant of the IETF PWE3, L2 VPN, and MPLS working groups.

Mustapha is a co-author and major contributor of multiple papers, including: RFC 4717 (ATM PW), draft-ietf-pwe3-oam-msg-map (PW OAM), draft-ietf-l2vpn-vpws-iw-oam (PW OAM interworking), draft-ietf-pwe3-dynamic-ms-pw (Multi-Segment PW), and draft-hart-pwe3-segmented-pw-vccv (MS-PW OAM), draft-ietf-pwe3-redundancy-bit-01 (PW redundancy).

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David Allan, EricssonDavidAllan

David Allan is a Distinguished Engineer at Ericsson. He has been active in data telecommunications standards for the past 17 years. He has been active for over 30 years as an architect, design engineer, and developer of real-time systems in diverse areas of technology ranging from process control and avionics to financial transaction processing. His current role at Ericsson is focused on carrier and cloud infrastructure. He co-chairs the End-to-End Architecture committee at the Broadband Forum where he was recently honored as a Distinguished Fellow.

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Loa AnderssonLoa Andersson, Acreo AB and IETF

Loa Andersson is co-chair of the IETF MPLS-WG and L2VPN working groups. He is the Principal Networking Architect at the Swedish Research Institute, Acreo AB and is currently leading architectural, requirement and test activity for MultiService Metro Networks in the Nordic region. He has provided leadership in architectural development and product specification at several networking companies and is also co-author of key MPLS, L2VPN, L3VPN and GMPLS specifications and is a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).

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Soichiro Araki, NECSoichiroAraki

Soichiro Araki is currently a senior principal researcher of System Platforms Research Laboratories at NEC Corporation. In 1989 he joined Opto-Electronics Research Laboratories at NEC Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan. In 1995, he spent a year as a visiting researcher at NEC Research Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, where he contributed to the analysis of communication performance in PC clusters. His current R&D activities cover WDM optical network architecture and control plane technologies. He received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Nagoya University, Japan. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan (IEICE, Fellow).

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Daniel Awduche, VerizonDaniel Awduche

Dr. Daniel Obi Awduche is a Fellow in Verizon Communications Corporate Technology Organization, where he focuses on IP Technology and Cloud Service Delivery, encompassing business models, product development, technology strategy, architecture, and planning. He has held various technology leadership and management positions at Verizon and predecessor companies. Previously, he led the Internet engineering organization for Verizon Business. Prior to the acquisition of MCI by Verizon, he managed MCI's Internet Engineering Organization responsible for architecture, design, vendor technical management, peering administration, and lifecycle engineering management of MCI's public IP infrastructure. Within the industry, he is notable for pioneering the concept of Multiprotocol Lambda Switching, now called Generalized MPLS (GMPLS), and for championing the development and standardization of MPLS traffic engineering technology. He has served as Guest Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine (December 2006 and October 2007), Guest Editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (October 2004), and Guest Editor of Proceedings of the IEEE (September 2002). His academic background includes the MS degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; PhD degree in Information Technology from George Mason University; and MBA degree (concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship) from George Mason University.

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Elisa Bellagamba, Ericsson

Elisa Bellagamba is based in Stockholm and works in Ericsson, as Portfolio Strategy manager. She is currently involved in the innovation of the IP and Broadband portfolio including strategies for new products, partnerships, standardization and solutions. Currently her main topics of interest are in the area of Software Defined Networking and OpenFlow. She has also been very involved in the definition of the MPLS-TP standardization project working on OAM and Control Plane related topics contributing with numerous drafts and RFCs. She holds an MSc degree in Computer Science Engineering from University of Pisa.

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Matthew Bocci, Alcatel-LucentMatthewBocci

Matthew Bocci is Director of Technology and Standards with Alcatel-Lucent's IP Division. He is a regular contributor to the IETF, where he co-chairs the PWE3 and ANCP working groups. Previously, he chaired the IP/MPLS Forum Applications working group. He is a co-author of a number of publications and IETF drafts and RFCs on MPLS-based converged networks. Previously, Matthew provided advanced technical consulting in traffic management, signaling and network performance. He holds a PhD in ATM network modeling from Queen Mary & Westfield College, London, and a B.Eng(hons)(1st class) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College London. He is a member of Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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Deborah Brungard, AT&T Labs and IETFDeborahBrungard

Deborah Brungard is a Technology Architect at AT&T, Middletown, New Jersey. She has been with AT&T for more than 27 years. During this period, her work has included research and development on optical equipment, international network and service planning, and strategic standards development. She was Chair of ANSI T1X1.5 from 2000-2003. She is currently IETF CCAMP WG Cochair. She received her M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering in 1984 from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Vinton Cerf, Google

Vinton G. Cerf is VP and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Cerf served at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, at DARPA and as a member of the Stanford University Faculty.

Cerf co-invented the architecture and basic protocols of the Internet.   He has received the U.S. National Medal of Technology, ACM Turing award, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Japan Prize.

Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of ICANN and as founding president of the Internet Society.   He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the National Academy of Engineering and a member of the American Philosophical Society.

Cerf holds a BS degree from Stanford University and MS and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA.  He has received twenty honorary degrees.

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Shahram Davari, BroadcomShahramDavari

Shahram is a Technical Director in the switching group of Broadcom with more than 15 years experience in the networking field. He oversees the architecture and design of switch chips supporting advanced functions such as MPLS, MPLS-TP, OAM, BFD, Protection Switching, 1588 Timing, Data Center Bridging, Optical Transport, etc. He is a co-author of many RFCs, ITU and MEF standards and is well known in the industry. Shahram has a Master degree in EE from UBC, Canada and has previously worked for PMC-Sierra, T-PACK (acquired by AMCC) and done consulting projects for a number of service providers.

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Esmael Dinan, ClearwireEsmail Dinan

Esmael Dinan is a Principal 4G Network Architect at Clearwire. A key specialist on WiMAX Technology, he is responsible for providing capacity solutions for planning a nationwide mobile WiMAX network. In his role, he provides technology solutions and mechanisms to design and operate air interface and backhaul capacity of an all-IP WiMAX wireless network. Previously, Dr. Dinan led the effort to support customers with plans for WiMAX equipment interoperability and conformance testing in Bechtel Communications. He performed numerous key wireless technology assignments and played a key role in many aspects of the business unit's research activities, as well as on the ATT wireless engineering projects. Dr Dinan conducted research and development on access methods and performance modeling of 3G and 4G wireless communications and high-speed optical networks.

Dr Dinan has authored more than 30 conference papers and journal articles, and pioneered 39 patents over a decade in various areas including wireless communications, optical networks, and Internet. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, Virgina, and DC and a Registered Patent Agent with the USPTO. Dr Dinan is a Senior IEEE Member and acted as Technical Committee Member and Technical Reviewer of many IEEE journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions for Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Workshop on High Performance Switching and Routing, MPLS Conference, etc. He has been frequently invited to speak at industry conferences, corporate clients and universities.

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Luyuan Fang, CiscoLuyuan Fang

Luyuan Fang has over 17 years of experience in the telecom industries. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Flinders University of South Australia in 1991. Since 2000, she has worked extensively in IP/MPLS architectural design, engineering, and service deployment. Luyuan joined Cisco in 2006 as a Product Manager with the responsibilities in the Service Provider Wireline segment, currently focusing on Carrier Ethernet technologies and solutions. Prior to joining Cisco, Luyuan worked as a lead network architect for AT&T in IP/MPLS VPN and IPv6 design and deployment. Prior to joining AT&T in 1998, she worked for Racal Datacom, Nortel, and Telstra Research labs. Luyuan is an active contributor in IETF. She has co-authored 7 RFCs and several active Internet Drafts in the MPLS, L2/L3 VPN, and TE Working Groups. She served as a Science/Technical Committee member and as a frequent speaker for several prominent MPLS and Carrier Ethernet Conferences worldwide. She has over 70 technical publications, including IEEE Communications Magazine articles on LDP, MPLS Inter-provider, and Carrier Ethernet Evolution; other journal or conference papers; book inclusions; invited speeches; and technical tutorials.

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Adrian Farrel, Juniper Networks, Old Dog Consulting, and IETFAdrian Farrel

Adrian Farrel is one of two Routing Area Directors in the Internet Engineering Task Force. He is currently funded in this role by Juniper Networks. He has responsibility for the MPLS, CCAMP, and PCE working groups amongst others. He is the Area Director with responsibility for the MPLS-TP development initiative. Adrian has been heavily involved with the IETF for a number of years and is the author of over 45 RFCs. Adrian also runs a successful consultancy company, Old Dog Consulting, providing advice on implementation, deployment, and standardization of Internet Protocol-based solutions, especially in the arena of routing, MPLS, and GMPLS. He is the author or editor of five books on Internet protocols including The Internet and Its Protocols: A Comparative Approach (Morgan-Kaufmann, 2004), GMPLS: Architecture and Applications (Morgan-Kaufmann, 2005), and MPLS: Next Steps (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008).

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Howard Green, EricssonHoward Green

Howard Green has been in the telecommunications industry since 1980, and has worked in several countries (UK, Germany, US) as a network strategist, software architect and technologist. He has worked in real time and distributed computing, VoIP, optical transport and management. He is currently at Ericsson Research in Stockholm, Sweden, where he is responsible for strategy and future programs for the Broadband and transport research group. His current work interests centre on transport control planes and network virtualization.

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Hiroaki Harai, NiCTHiroaki Harai

Hiroaki Harai received his Ph. D. degree from Osaka University, Osaka, Tokyo. He is a Director at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo, Japan. He joind NICT (Communications Research Laboratory at that time) in 1998. He engaged in optical network and new-generation network.

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Bijan JabbariBijan Jabbari

Bijan Jabbari is the founder of Isocore Corporation.  He helped the industry with the first deployment of MPLS and subsequently its adoption by service providers and large corporations in their networks. He has made substantial contributions to standardization bodies for Internet and Wireless technologies. He has contributed to research on protocols and admission control in packet networks including next generation interne access, backbone, and applications. He has helped the industry in the areas such as call control, routing and signaling, mobility, enhanced services, ATM, MPLS, GMPLS, VPNs and network restoration.

He is the past chairman of the IEEE Communications Society technical committee on Communications Switching and Routing. Dr. Jabbari is a Fellow of IEEE, recipient of the IEEE Millennium Medal, the Washington DC Metropolitan Area Engineer of the Year Award. He received the PhD degree from Stanford University, Stanford, California, in electrical engineering.

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Lee JalaliLeeJalali

Lee is a Technical Sales Consultant at the AT&T Government Solutions, located in Oakton, Virginia. Lee joined AT&T at in 2008 and has over 28 years of Research, Management and Engineering experience in the Telecommunications industry. Prior to joining AT&T, Lee worked for Sprint supporting Government Agencies as a technical sales engineer and as an engineering manager for 8 years. He also worked for WorldCom for four years as a Senior Scientist and a Director involved in frame relay and ATM network modeling, architectural design and development. Early in his career, he worked on robotic vision for TRW Technology Research, followed by 10 years of HDTV research for Applied Research Department of Bell Labs/Telcordia leading to the development of the first digital HDTV protocol. Lee has BS, MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and has published extensively.

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Frederic Jounay, France TelecomFrederic Jounay

Frederic Jounay is an IP/MPLS network architect at Orange Labs. He joined France Telecom R&D in 2001 in the Access Network Laboratory. Following an initial period working on optical access architecture, his major focus since 2004 is the architecture studies related to the introduction of IP/MPLS in the access network. He is also involved in multicast network design. His current activities are the mobile backhauling architecture evolution. He is actively contributing to the IETF in the PWE3 and L2VPN working groups.

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Kireeti Kompella, Juniper NetworksKireeti Kompella

Kireeti Kompella is a Juniper Fellow at Juniper Networks. His current interests are all aspects of Multi-Protocol Label Switching, including Traffic Engineering, Generalized MPLS, and MPLS applications such as VPNs. Dr. Kompella is active at the IETF where he is the author of several Internet Drafts and RFCs in the areas of CCAMP, IS-IS, L2VPN, MPLS, OSPF and TE, and a past co-chair of the CCAMP Working Group. He specializes in Layer 2 VPNs, Metro Ethernet and Virtual Private LAN Service. Previously, he worked in the area of filesystems at Network Appliance and SGI; and earlier in the area of security and cryptography.

Dr. Kompella received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; and his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Southern California.

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Nicolai Leymann, Deutsche TelekomKireeti Kompella

Nicolai Leymann is working in his 12th year for Deutsche Telekom as a chief architect for IP based networks. Nicolai is leading the IP-Multicast group of the Technical Competence Center of T-Group (T-Group consists of Deutsche Telekom and other European Telcos like Slovak Telecom) and is also coordinating the "Seamless MPLS" activities.

His major focus is the network and service architecture of “T-Entertain” – the Triple Play service of Deutsche Telekom – as well as the architecture of the upcoming Next Generation Network of Deutsche Telekom. His work includes the integration of technologies - eg. IP-Multicast, VPLS etc. - in MPLS networks and VPN scenarios. Mr. Leymann is responsible for several international projects related to network architectures (covering technologies like IP Multicast, MPLS, VPLS, Multipoint-Services, Backbone- and aggregation network design, VPNs, IPTV).

He is also involved in the standardisation process for Multicast services in MPLS and VPN environments and is looking into new backbone technologies and the evolution of MPLS. He is working on the coordination of standardization activities related to IPTV within Deutsche Telekom and is board member of the OpenIPTV Forum.

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Andrew Malis, Verizon, IETF and BBF

Andrew G. Malis holds the position of Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Verizon Communications. He has been active in wide-area data networking and telecommunications for over 35 years, beginning with the ARPANET, the foundation of today's Internet. His current responsibilities include Verizon's packet network architecture and evolution, future network planning, standards participation, and vendor and customer consultation. He is also on the board and Vice President of the Broadband Forum, co-chairs the Internet Engineering Task Force's (IETF's) Pseudowire Emulation Edge to Edge (PWE3) Working Group, was President and Chairman of the Board of the IP/MPLS Forum, has been a member of the IETF’s Internet Architecture Board (IAB), has served on the board of the IPsphere Forum, and is a veteran participant and award recipient in other standards bodies and industry consortia. He has written, edited, and otherwise contributed to many standards documents in these organizations, including more than 30 IETF RFCs. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Brown University, and his Master of Science degree, also in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, at Harvard University.

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Dave McDysan, VerizonDave McDysan

Dr. Dave McDysan is a Principal Member of Technical Staff (PMTS) in the Packet Network Architecture (PNA) group in the Verizon Technology Organization (VTO). He is responsible for architectural aspects related to Verizon's IP and Data services, including Internet access, IP VPNs, Ethernet and packet data services, Quality of Service, Voice over IP, Internet standards, and network economic and performance modeling. He works to investigate new and emerging technologies, define architectural approaches for these technologies, interact with other organizations to address important business aspects, and model the economic and performance advantages of new and refined architectures.

Dave has held a variety of positions in his 25 years of bridged service with the company. Most recently, he worked with a team to define a network evolution strategy that merged the former Verizon and MCI IP and data architecture plans. Prior to the acquisition by Verizon, he led a team in MCI that defined the converged backbone, multiservice edge, and converged packet access control protocol architecture. He also pioneered the decoupling of control and switching for VoIP, led all activities involved with the MCI trial and commercial ATM networks, developed architecture and designs for MCI’s frame relay and digital cross connect control networks and contributed to the intelligent network architecture for advanced voice services. Prior to the acquisition by MCI, he worked on Demand Assignment and TDMA in Satellite Business Systems.

Dr. McDysan has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering and Doctorate of Science degree from George Washington University. He has been an instructor for IP and Data Communications at George Washington University. He has been active and held a variety of leadership positions in the ATM Forum, Multi-Service Switching Forum and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards groups. He has published five technical books on ATM, IP Quality of Service and IP VPNs.

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Julien Meuric, FT-OrangeIna Minei

Julien Meuric is graduated from the French engineering school "Ecole Nationale Superieure des Sciences Appliquees et de Technologie". After various activities on packet networks, he has worked since 2004 in the Research and Development division of France Telecom, and more specifically on metropolitan and optical core networks. He is mainly focused on control plane integration in transmission networks, such as SDH or WDM, and interactions with packet layers. As a Standardisation Senior Manager he contributes to coordinate the standardisation of transport network technologies and is personally involved in standardisation around GMPLS control protocols in corresponding IETF working groups (CCAMP, L1VPN, MPLS...). Besides technical contributions, he also acts in IETF as co-chairman of the Path Computation Element (PCE) working group.

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Ina Minei, Juniper NetworksIna Minei

Ina Minei is a Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, where she works on next-generation network technologies for the CTO office. Prior to that, she led Juniper’s IP/MPLS routing team, where she co-filed several patents in the area of IP and MPLS and published several RFCs in the MPLS area. She is the author of the book "MPLS-enabled applications", now in its third edition. She holds a Master's degree in computer science from the Technion, Israel.

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Monique Morrow, Cisco

Monique Morrow

Monique Morrow is currently holds the title of Distinguished Consulting Engineer under the Office of the CTO at Cisco. She has over 20 years experience in IP internetworking that includes design, implementation of complex customer projects and service development for service providers. Monique has worked for both enterprise and service provider companies in the United States and in Europe. Monique led the Engineering Project team for one of the first European MPLS-VPN deployments in 1999 for a European service provider. Monique has presented at numerous distinguished industry conferences on the topic of MPLS. At present, she is focused on the topics of the Internet of Things / Machine-to-Machine Communications and Cloud Computing. Her interest and expertise in the topic of MPLS, prompted her to co-author several well-respected books; and other publications. Monique holds a Masters of Science Degree in Telecommunications Management and an MBA. She speaks French, German and is learning Mandarin. She has worked in North America; Europe and in Asia.

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Tom Nadeau, Juniper Networks

Tom Nadeau

Tom is a Distinguished Engineer in the PSD CTO Office at Juniper Networks where he is responsible for leading all aspects of Software Defined Networks and Network Programmability. Tom has a new book out called SDN: Software Defined Networks, An authoritative Review of Network Programmability Technologies on O’Reilly Publishers in August 2013.

Prior to Juniper Tom was a VP/Senior Principle Software Architect at CA Technologies where he is responsible for architecture and standards leadership around CA’s network infrastructure management and service assurance products. Prior to joining CA Technologies, Tom held Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect roles at Huawei Technologies, BT and Cisco Systems.

Tom is an active participant in the IETF, ITU, and IEEE. He is co-author numerous protocol, architecture and MIB documents in the MPLS, BFD, L2/L3 VPN, MPLS-TP, pseudo-wire, and traffic engineering areas, including being a co-author of over 40 IETF RFCs, numerous internet drafts, and ITU-T contributions. Tom has been granted 14 US Patents.

Tom received his BSCS from The University of New Hampshire, and a M.Sc. from The University of Massachusetts in Lowell, where he has been an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science since 2000 and teaches courses on the topic of data communications. He is also on the technical committee of several prominent networking conferences where he provides technical guidance on their content, as well as frequently presents.

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Itaru Nishioka, NECDave McDysan

Itaru Nishioka is a senior researcher at NEC Corporation of America (NECAM). He had worked at NEC more than 10 years on network control/management systems, and was engaged in R&D of packet/optical converged networks, ASON/GMPLS, Multi-layer networking architecture and planning algorithms, and OpenFlow/SDN. In 2012, he moved to NECAM, and he is currently working on OpenFlow/SDN and dynamic networking as a visiting researcher at BBN technologies.

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Kenichi Ogaki, KDDI R&D Labs Inc.KenicchiOgaki

Kenicchi Ogaki is a research engineer at KDDI R&D Labs., where he is responsible for R&D of architecture and standards of network virtualization, datacenter networking and network management. Kenichi has 10 years experience of network design and management. He has worked on projects involving MPLS, Ethernet, GMPLS, terrestrial and submarine cable systems. Kenichi received his MS degree in engineering science and BS degree in system engineering from Osaka University, Japan. He also worked in George Mason University as a visiting researcher.

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Eiji Oki, NTTEiji Oki

Eiji Oki is an Associate Professor of The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Japan. He received B.E. and M.E. degrees in Instrumentation Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1991, 1993, and 1999, respectively. In 1993, he joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation's (NTT's) Communication Switching Laboratories, Tokyo Japan. From 2000 to 2001, he was a Visiting Scholar at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, where he was involved in designing tera-bit switch/router systems. He joined The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Japan, in July 2008. He has been researching IP and optical network architectures, traffic-control methods, high-speed switching systems, and communications protocols.

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Tomohiro Otani, KDDI

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Yakov Rekhter, Juniper NetworksYakov Rekter

Dr. Yakov Rekhter joined Juniper Networks in Dec 2000, where he is a Juniper Fellow. Prior to joining Juniper, Yakov worked at Cisco Systems, where he was a Cisco Fellow. Yakov Rekhter was one of the leading architects and a major software developer of the NSFNET Backbone Phase II. He co-designed the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). He was also one of the lead designers of Tag Switching, BGP/MPLS based VPNs (aka 2547 VPNs), and MPLS Traffic Engineering. Among his most recent activities is the work on Virtual Machine mobility in support of large scale Cloud Computing, and multicast in BGP/MPLS VPNs. He is the author or co-author of over 70 IETF RFCs, and numerous papers and articles on TCP/IP and the Internet. His books include: "MPLS: Technology and Applications" (Morgan Kauffman, 2000) and "Switching in IP Networks: IP Switching, Tag Switching and Related Technologies" (Morgan Kauffman, 1998).

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Azhar Sayeed, CiscoAzhar Sayeed

Azhar Sayeed has more than 17 years of experience in the networking and communications industry that includes design and installation of complex networks involving multiple technologies and vendors. Currently, working as a Director of Product Management, in NSSTG, Cisco Systems, Mr. Sayeed is responsible for product management and rollout of IP Routing, Quality of Service (QoS), Broadband and Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) features in Cisco IOS® software. Cisco IOS® software is the network system software that powers the majority of Cisco's hardware platforms.

Azhar is the co-author of an upcoming book “MPLS and Next-Generation Networks: Foundations for NGN and Enterprise Virtualization” with Monique Morrow.

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Kohei Shiomoto, NTTKohei Shiomoto

Kohei Shiomoto is a Senior Research Engineer, Supervisor, Group Leader at NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan. He joined the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Tokyo, Japan in April 1989. He has been engaged in R&D of high-speed networking including ATM, IP, (G)MPLS, and IP+Optical networking in NTT labs. From August 1996 to September 1997 he was a visiting scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA. Since April 2006, he has been leading the IP Optical Networking Research Group in NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories. He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D degrees in information and computer sciences from Osaka University, Osaka in 1987 1989, and 1998, respectively. He is a Fellow of IEICE, a member of IEEE, and ACM.

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David Sinicrope, EricssonDavid Sinicrope

David Sinicrope is currently a Senior Manager leading wireline standards activity at Ericsson's PA IP and Broadband. His current focus is standardization and strategic product management in the areas of IP, MPLS, PWE3 and Carrier Ethernet and their use in current and evolving networks. His career includes 20 years of data and telecommunications experience in standardization, product management, architecture and system design.

David currently serves as a member of the Broadband Forum Board and as a Vice-Chair of the IP/MPLS & Core WG. David served as the Vice Chairman of the IP/MPLS Forum Board, and was also Chair of the Deployment Working Group, a post held since 2002. Prior to PA IP and Broadband (formerly Redback Networks), Mr. Sinicrope was with Ericsson IP Infrastructure Inc. (formerly Torrent Networks) as a systems architect leading MPLS development. Before joining Ericsson, he was with Virata Inc. as a Product Manager and was also a Principal Engineer at Lucent Technologies/Ascend/Cascade Communications where his focus was on ATM and Frame Relay core switching architecture and development. From 1988, he was with IBM Networking Systems where he was responsible for ATM, Frame Relay and ISDN architecture and development for IBM's SNA and routing products.

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George Swallow, CiscoGeorge Swallow

George Swallow is the Co-Chair of the IETF's Working Group on Multiprotocol over Label Switching. He is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems where he is a member of the architecture team for Label Switching. He defined Cisco's architecture for applying MPLS to the problem of traffic engineering and fast reroute. Recently he has been involved in point to multi-point traffic engineering and in developing protocols for monitoring and diagnosing MPLS networks and MPLS based network applications.

Prior to Cisco, George was employed by BBN. There he was involved in the design, deployment, and analysis of over 50 operational networks, including the Arpanet. This work involved extensive statistical measurement and analysis to investigate both network and protocol behavior. He was also involved in the design of packet and ATM switches. While at BBN, he held a number of positions ranging from Senior Network Analyst to Director of Network Engineering. He has been participating in the design and standardization of Internet & ATM standards since 1991.

George holds a MS in Mathematics from Northeastern University and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Virginia.

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Lei Wang, Lime NetworksGeorge Swallow

Lei Wang is the founder of Lime Networks (Norway). Prior to Lime Networks, Lei worked as Chief Network Architect for Telenor in over 10 years. She has extensive experiences in IP/MPLS network design and architecture – routing and switching, IP Backbone and access, Mobile Backhaul and IPTV, multi-service network QoS design as well as MPLS/VPN, L2VPN and Carrier Ethernet; Her recent interests are networking technologies in data centers, IP/MPLS technologies in mobile/wireless space, IPv6 deployment, SDN/Openflow. She participates international fora and is co-author of several IETF drafts. She is the member of Technical Committee of this conference.

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Naoaki Yamanaka, Keio University

Naoaki Yamanaka graduated from Keio University, Japan where he received B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering in 1981, 1983 and 1991, respectively. In 1983 he joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation's (NTT's) Communication Switching Laboratories, Tokyo Japan, where he was engaged in research and development of a high-speed switching system and high-speed switching technologies for Broadband ISDN services. Since 1994, he has been active in the development of ATM base backbone network and system including Tb/s electrical/optical backbone switching as NTT's Distinguished Technical Member. He moved to Keio University, Department of Information and Computer Science in 2004. He is now researching future optical IP network, and optical MPLS router system. He is currently a Professor in Dept. of Information and Computer Science, Keio University, Japan and representative of Photonic Internet Labs and Committee Chair of iPOP2006 to 2012. He has published over 145 peer-reviewed journal and transaction articles, written 202 international conference papers, and been awarded 339 patents including 23 international patents. Dr. Yamanaka received Best of Conference Awards from the 40th, 44th, and 48th IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference in 1990, 1994 and 1998, TELECOM System Technology Prize from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation in 1994, IEEE CPMT Transactions Part B: Best Transactions Paper Award in 1996 and IEICE Transaction Paper award in 1999. Dr. Yamanaka is chairman of Keihanna openlab interoperability working group and executive director for ISOCORE for Asia Pacific. Dr. Yamanaka is Technical Editor of IEEE Communication Magazine, Broadband Network Area Editor of IEEE Communication Surveys, Former Editor of IEICE Transaction, former director of Asia Pacific Board at IEEE Communications Society as well as Board member of IEEE CPMT Society. Dr. Yamanaka is an IEEE Fellow and an IEICE Fellow.

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Ferit Yegenoglu

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Marc Lasserre, Alcatel-Lucent

Marc Lasserre brings more than 20 years of networking industry experience to his position as Alcatel-Lucent Chief Scientist, in which role he has responsibility for standards definition and network design. Mr. Lasserre also works in the areas of systems and protocol design, and the implementation of technologies such as Ethernet, IP, MPLS, ATM, Frame Relay and PPP. He is co-author of the VPLS draft as well as several IETF drafts related to MPLS VPN standards. Marc Lasserre holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Bordeaux.

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Peter Bosch, Cisco


Peter Bosch presently addresses cellular and non-cellular packet routing combined with in-line service routing for 5g mobile systems. Before Peter designed and implemented the MobileVPN routing system used to manage mobility between cellular and non-cellular access systems by way of IP VPN/MP-BGP, co-designed and implemented the world's first UMTS HSDPA systems with MIMO technology, co-designed and implemented the UMTS Base Station Router (BSR), designed and implemented LTE mobility solutions before these were standardized and worked on cloud operating systems and virtual radio access networks. Peter worked at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent and Juniper before joining Cisco.

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Martin Djernaes, Juniper Networks


Martin Djernaes is senior software engineer at Juniper Networks. Presently he is working on WiFi mobility (MobileVPN) and BGP/MPLS VPN solutions. Before joining Juniper, Martin worked for Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA, as member of technical staff co-designing technologies like NetFlow v9, later named IPFIX by the IETF, Optimized Edge Routing as other BGP quality and security additions. Later, Martin headed the BGP development team at Cisco Systems.

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Frank Rühl, Telstra

Frank Rühl is the Emerging Technology Manager for Fixed Network Technologies in Telstra’s Chief Technology Office & Innovation group. He is responsible for developing technology and network strategies for the future evolution of the Telstra fixed network, including broadband access, transport and core networks. He holds a BSC (Honours) from Monash University and received the PhD in optical fibre communications from the Australian National University in 1985. He has been working in research and technology strategy for telecommunications networks for 30 years. He has been an Invited speaker at major international conferences like the Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC) and Conference on Optical Internet (COIN). .

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Shamim Akhtar, Comcast


Shamim Akhtar, Sr. Director Network Architecture & Technology is responsible for driving the network technology platform and architecture roadmap for Comcast’s truly converged national IP/Optical backbone, Metro, Edge and Access network.
His technology & operations leadership, both inside and outside Comcast has brought tremendous momentum in the area of vendor agnostic network scaling to support Triple play residential, MEF based business services and Mobile backhaul services over one converged IP/Optical network.

He has been one of the key contributors in aligning system level thought process in scaling beyond 100G to 1Tbps in North America by collaborating with carriers, technology partners and research organizations. He has been a founding member of Docsis provisioning of EPON/10GEPON for MEF based business services scalability.
Shamim has been involved in critical technology acquisition and investment decisions in IP/Optical industry with help of his experience and insight on the length and breadth of network technologies and their operational models across core, edge and access network.  

Shamim is an IIT Kharagpur Graduate with working knowledge on MSO/Carrier network in North America, Europe and APAC through his prior experience in Philips, VPISystems and Internet Photonics/Ciena.

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Mazen Khaddam, Cox


Mazen Khaddam is an industry expert in IP network architecture and planning. Mazen currently works for Cox Communications as a Principal lead network Architect, where he has been leading the IP architecture group for past 16 years. The Cox IP network infrastructure has grown tremendously during this period and Mazen had the foresight and influence to design the most scalable and resilient network possible. He has designed the network architecture for Cox as it relates too: Multilayer network optimizations, Multilayer network dimensioning, Multilayer network planning, MPLS DiffServ-TE, Hybrid IP/Optical protection and restoration, Broadcast video over IP/MPLS using-TE P2MP, NG MVPN for VoD library distribution. Mazen has more than 20 years of experience in the communication fields and has a masters and bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida

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Thomas Beckhaus, Deutsche Telekom

Thomas Beckhaus works at Deutsche Telekom and is responsible for the network architecture of the fixed/mobile network of the converged fixed/mobile business unit.

He has started his career in 1996 as a system engineer for ATM equipment and was deeply involved into the installation of the ATM infrastructure of Deutsche Telekom in late 90s. Thomas has started with IP/MPLS in 1999 and took over a leading role in upgrading of the companies national and international IP network to MPLS from 1999 to 2001.

Since 2004, Thomas is responsible for the technology architecture of the Triple Play enabled IP/MPLS network of Deutsche Telekom. Thomas has designed the Seamless-MPLS approach consisting of access, aggregation and backbone and he was involved in the first MPLS based mobile backhaul deployment within Deutsche Telekom.

He is responsible on the network architecture of the converged service edge into the Germany-based IP network of Deutsche Telekom.

Thomas is author of the LDP Downstream-on-Demand Internet draft and co-author of multiple papers regarding MPLS.

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Mark Berly, Arista Networks

As manager of Arista systems engineering group in the US and Canada Mark Berly is one of Arista’s senior design architects and leads several Arista’s extensibility and open source initiatives. Prior to joining Arista Mr. Berly spent over 10 years at Cisco Systems. During his time at Cisco he held roles as technical leader of Cisco’s Data Center solutions architecture group, product line manager for Cisco’s NX-OS, led the world-wide engineering escalation group focused on the global financial services industry and helped designed some of the world's largest mutlicast enabled networks. Mr. Berly is an trusted technical advisor for many top fortune 500 companies.

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Jeff Hilland, DMTF

Jeff Hilland is a Senior Systems Architect in the Enterprise Storage & Servers Business Unit of Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). Jeff served as VP of Technology for the DMTF for 6 years before being appointed President of the DMTF. Jeff has served in various leadership roles in the DMTF since 2003, including co-chair of both the Server Management Work Group and the Desktop & Mobile Work Group. Jeff has spent the last 15 years driving industry standards and has served in chairing roles in both the RDMA Consortium and the InfiniBand Trade Association. Jeff's 30-plus year career in the computing industry includes systems and server management, management protocols, data modeling, distributed systems architecture, system software integration, automated deployment & configuration tool development, device driver and services architecture & development and performance analysis. It has also included significant contributions to high speed intercommunications protocol development & standardization including RDMA, InfiniBand and the Virtual Interface Architecture.

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Atsushi Iwata, NEC Corporation

Atsushi Iwata joined NEC Corporation in 1990 and have been working for research and development of ATM, IP/MPLS, Metro Ethernet, CDN, and OpenFlow/SDN for cloud datacenter and for carrier networks and server I/O virtualization. From 1997 to 1998, he was a visiting researcher at UCLA, working for multihop wireless adhoc network. Since 2006 he has been deeply envolved in joint OpenFlow/SDN activities with Stanford and UCB, including Clean Slate Program, Clean Slate Laboratory, Open Networking Foundation, Open Networking Research Center in Stanford and UCB. From 2009 to 2011, he had been developing commercial SDN/OpenFlow-based Datacenter switch and controller products in IP network division. Since then, he has been Assistant General Manager of Cloud System Res. Labs, and is leading OpenFlow/SDN research and development for cloud datacenter and carrier network markets. He received the B.E., and M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1988, 1990, and 2001 respectively.

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Aki Nakao, Univ. of Tokyo

Akihiro Nakao received B.S.(1991) in Physics, M.E.(1994) in Information Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He was at IBM Yamato Laboratory/at Tokyo Research Laboratory/at IBM Texas Austin from 1994 till 2005. He received M.S.(2001) and Ph.D.(2005) in Computer Science from Princeton University. He has been teaching as an Associate Professor in Applied Computer Science, at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo since 2005. (He has also been an expert visiting scholar/a project leader at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) since 2007.)

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Toshiaki Suzuki, Hitachi, Ltd.

Toshiaki Suzuki received his BS and MS in physics from Tokyo University of Science, Japan, in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He joined Hitachi Ltd., Central Research Laboratory in 1992. He visited Hitachi Europe Ltd. to study active networks from 2000 to 2003. Currently he is a senior researcher of the Network Systems Research Department in Hitachi CRL. Now he is actively engaged in the research of cloud systems.

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Tomonori Aoyama, Keio University

Tomonori Aoyama received the B.E., M.E. and Dr. Eng. from the University of Tokyo, Japan。 Since he joined NTT in 1969, he has been engaged in research and development on communication networks and systems in the Electrical Communication Laboratories. From 1973 to 1974, he stayed in MIT as a visiting scientist. In 1995 he was assigned to be Director of the NTT Optical Network Systems Laboratories. In 1997, he left NTT, and joined the University of Tokyo as a professor in the Department of Engineering. In April 2006, he moved to Keio University as a processor. Dr. Aoyama is Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo He was a member of the Science Council of Japan for 6 years. He is IEEE Life Fellow and is currently serving as IEEE Tokyo Section Chair. He served as President of IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) previously and is now IEICE Fellow. Dr. Aoyama is Chair of the Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum (GICTF), Vice-chair of Japan Cloud Consortium (JCC), Ubiquitous Networking Forum and New Generation Network Promotion Forum, and is serving as President of NPO, Digital Cinema Consortium of Japan (DCCJ).

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Chris Morrow, Google

Chris Morrow is the Staff Network Security Engineer at Google, Inc. He is responsible for security and policies for the Google production network. Prior to joining Google, he worked in a wide range of positions related to Internet security and customer issues at UUNET, MCI, and Verizon Business.

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Vero Zhang, Huawei

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Cengiz Alaettinoglu, Packet Design

Cengiz Alaettinoglu, with Packet Design since its inception, is a founding member of the company’s technical staff, and as CTO he provides the technical direction for the company’s product portfolio. Prior to Packet Design, he was with the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute where he worked on the Routing Arbiter project. He was co-chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Routing Policy System Working Group, and has lectured and published widely at industry technical conferences and workshops. Cengiz holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, and a MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

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