Scott Baker is a consultant working for Princeton University and The Open Networking Lab. Scott has been involved with several PlanetLab and GENI projects, including the Raven Provisioning Service and the Slice Facility Architecture. He was one of the original developers of GeniWrapper, which formed the basis of the PlanetLab’s SFA implementation. Scott continues to work on VICCI (Virtual Cloud Computing Infrastructure) and is the architect of a billing, management, and reservation system for VICCI. His research interests include large scale distributed systems, resource provisioning, and active networks. Scott received his PhD from the University of Arizona in 2005.
Director Of Marketing
Conduct research into novel systems for scalable and reliable Cloud orchestration. Apply comprehensive research to design new unified abstractions that enable configuring and managing Cloud resources across layers, technologies, and geographic sites.
Research new possible uses for CORD as an infrastructure building block, including as a service-deployment platform for universities (OpenCloud), a component of new NSF cyberinfrastructure facilities, and as a drop-in cloudlet for the US Ignite SmartCities initiative.
Oversee PlanetLab, a global research network that supports the development of new network services. (Since the beginning of 2003, more than 1,000 researchers at top academic institutions and industrial research labs have used PlanetLab to develop new technologies for distributed storage, network mapping, peer-to-peer systems, distributed hash tables, and query processing.)
Contribute to academic research into the expansion of CORD as a tech transfer platform.
Develop further novel and innovative research projects around his research interests: creating large-scale distributed systems that change the nature of experimental networking research.
Andrea Campanella, 28 from Milan, Italy, is employed as a Member of Technical staff (MTS) at Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Andrea obtained a Master’s degree (110/110) in computer science at the Public University of Milan in December 2016 after a Bachelor degree in Digital communication in July 2014. The master degree program and the final thesis work focused on computer networks and SDN, with specific attention to southbound protocols and paths to production.
Andrea started working with ONF through an internship in October 2015. Andrea is currently part of the SEBA/VOLTHA team taking the fiber to the home open source solution in production with service providers across the globe. Andrea leads the ONF’s European Cluster to Forster the ONF’s European community and partner relationships.
Andrea also worked on P4 solution, Trellis hardening and tools the new µONOS platform and leads Optical Disaggregated Transport Network (ODTN). Andrea also sits on the ONOS Technical Steering Team.
In his free time Andrea enjoys photography, hiking, sailing, biking, and playing basketball.
Charles started his career at Open Networking Foundation in 2015. He is the tech lead of Trellis, a commercially-deployed leaf-spine networking fabric built with open source software, white-box hardware and SDN. Charles is also involved in various ONF projects such as Aether, Pronto, ONOS, and Stratum.
Charles is a founding member of ONF Ambassador Program, which aims at connecting people and providing necessary assistance to the open-source community all around the world. Charles is also one of the co-founder of SDNDS-TW, a local network developer community based in Taiwan.
Prior to joining ONF, Charles worked at D-Link NCTU Joint Research Center as a Technical Lead of the SDN team. Charles received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from National Chiao Tung University.
In his spare time, Charles enjoys cooking, snowboarding and traveling around the world.
VP of Engineering
Over 20 years in networking and communications, Saurav has worked on systems as diverse as network virtualization at Big Switch Networks, datacenter switches at Arista, and WDM optics at Enablence. He currently serves as VP of Engineering at the Open Networking Foundation, where he leads the production development of solutions like SD-RAN, SEBA/VOLTHA and Trellis in collaboration with Tier-1 operators like DT, Comcast, AT&T and other partners.
He was also part of the original team at Stanford that made SDN popular. His pioneering research on SDN in WANs proposed, demonstrated and analyzed a converged IP/MPLS/Optical WAN architecturally based on SDN and OpenFlow. He holds an MS from the University of Arizona and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Director of Product Management
Member of Technical Staff
Senior Director, Head of Developer Relations
Pingping Lin joined in ON.Lab since 2013. She received her PhD in computer science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She is also the geek-in-residence at QuestVC, China’s leading angel fund organization for technology companies. She was co-founder and CTO of WOWO (NASDAQ: JMU), one of the largest social e-commerce sites in China, with a presence across more than a hundred cities.
Executive Administrator and Office Manager
Jo Marcus manages the administrative and operational aspects of ON.Lab. Additionally, her effort to ensure that ON.Lab is a great place to work has earned her the unofficial title of CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer). Prior to ON.Lab, Marcus worked in a similar capacity for a property development company, an interior design firm and an aircraft finance company.
Marcus was born and raised in the UK and moved to the US in 1994. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband and three children and in her spare time is an avid swimmer.
Ray Milkey has had many years of experience in the design, building and management of complex software products, working for large Silicon Valley companies such as Silicon Graphics, Applied Materials, and Dell as well as many smaller startup companies. Ray has also worked on operating system internals, compilers, developer tools, data center automation applications, and distributed client/server applications. Outside of the office, Ray enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters and rabbits. He and his daughters are also active in pet animal rescue and rehabilitation.
Director of Ecosystem Development
A highly engaged and motivated technical leader, Don Newton is an executive who has a history of forming strategic partnerships and solving real-world problems through the practical application of software and hardware technologies. Wired for success, Don operates with a commitment to continuous improvement and a belief that the status quo is never good enough. By building consensus, partnering with clients, and creating opportunities where none is apparent, he enjoys the well-deserved reputation of a leader who gets things done.
Prior to ONF, Don was lead engineer with AT&T at the Atlanta foundry, where he focused on developing creative solutions and establishing partnerships throughout startup and innovation ecosystems to facilitate growth, new opportunities, and long-term business potential. He also created partnerships with local startups and university research groups pursuing design innovation, including those at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon to pursue design innovation.
Previously he was with Cypress Communications where he managed a $25M budget and directed all network engineering, field operations, network tools, network architecture, and provisioning groups. He also collaborated with the FBI, NSA, and DHS to ensure that critical infrastructure remained uncompromised. Committed to modernization of technologies, Don decommissioned more than 100 PBX systems and replaced all of them with a VoIP switching platform that reduced customer expenses and optimized efficiencies.
Don is a prolific speaker and frequently called upon to present on topics ranging from fabrication and manufacturing to cybersecurity to national security.
Brian O’Connor received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University. At Stanford, he helped develop “An Introduction to Computer Networking,” one of Stanford’s first MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses), in addition to teaching Computer Networking and Digital Photography. His academic focus spanned theory, systems, and computer networking.
At ON.Lab, Brian is one of the core developers on the Mininet project. Out of the office, Brian enjoys staying active on his bike, on the slopes, and in the pool.
VP of Solutions and Partnerships, ONF; Co-Chair of ONF UCST
Aseem Parikh serves as Vice President of Solutions and Partnerships at ONF/ON.Lab, where he champions open source SDN projects – CORD and ONOS.
He is responsible for working with network operators and cloud providers to define POCs and help move those POCs to trials to deployments.
Aseem brings 20+ years of global operating experience in the computer networking industry and a deep passion for product management and strategy to ON.Lab. His successful entrepreneurial pursuits include ventures acquired by Cisco in 1999 and Netlogic/Broadcom in 2008.
He was responsible for securing strategic customer wins at Fortune500 enterprises including AT&T, Cadbury-Kraft (Mondelez), Comcast, Fujitsu, Huawei, Kellogg, Verizon and Virgin Media; as well as federal agencies and contractors like Harris, Lockheed Martin and NASA. Aseem holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from UCLA.
Guru Parulkar is Executive Director of ONF and ON.Lab, and Executive Director of Stanford Platform Lab, and Consulting Professor of EE at Stanford University.
Guru has been in the field of networking for over 25 years. He joined Stanford in 2007 as Executive Director of its Clean Slate Internet Design Program. At Stanford Guru helped create three programs: OpenFlow / Software-Defined Networking, Programmable Open Mobile Internet 2020, and Stanford Experimental Data Center Laboratory.
Prior to Stanford, Guru spent four years at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and worked with the broader research community to create programs such as GENI, Future Internet Design, and Network of Sensor Systems. Guru received NSF Director’s award for Program Management excellence.
Before NSF Guru founded several startups including Growth Networks (acquired by Cisco) and Sceos (IPO’d as Ruckus Wireless). Guru served as Entrepreneur in Residence at NEA in 2001 and received NEA’s Entrepreneurship Award.
Prior to this Guru spent over 12 years at Washington University in St. Louis where he was a Professor of Computer Science, Director of Applied Research Laboratory and the head of research and prototyping of high performance networking and multimedia systems.
Guru received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Delaware in 1987. Guru is a recipient of the Alumni Outstanding Achievement award and the Frank A. Pehrson Graduate Student Achievement award.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Larry Peterson came to ONF from Princeton, where he was the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Princeton-hosted PlanetLab Consortium. He served as chair of the CS Department from 2003-2009. In 2007, Peterson co-founded CoBlitz LLC to commercialize CDN technology developed on PlanetLab. CoBlitz was acquired by Verivue Inc. in 2010, and subsequently by Akamai in 2012. Peterson is co-author of the best-selling networking textbook Computer Networks: A Systems Approach (6E), which is now open sourced. His research focuses on the design and implementation of networked systems. You can find a list of his publications here.
Peterson is a former Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, was on the Editorial Board for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and the IEEE Journal on Select Areas in Communication, and served as program chair for SOSP, NSDI, and HotNets. Peterson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, the 2010 recipient of the IEEE Kobayashi Computer and Communication Award and the 2013 recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM Award. He received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University.
Software QA Engineer
Software QA Engineer
After being FrontEnd Team Leader at LinkMe for 3 years, he joined ON.Lab focusing on re-designing the CORD/XOS interface.
Away from coding he loves to spend time outdoors, mainly climbing and surfing.
Vice President of Marketing & Ecosystem
Timon Sloane is the vice president of marketing and ecosystem of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He leads the organization’s efforts building an open source ecosystem, thus helping to enable broad transformation of the networking industry through the adoption open source business practices.
As part of driving ecosystem change, Timon is responsible for ONF’s marketing, membership, standards, certification programs.
Prior to the ONF, Timon provided product and management consulting services to numerous technology firms, most recently with Ericsson where he was driving product strategy for the networking product lines. He has also help numerous executive roles in product management, marketing and engineering for firms such as Matisse Networks, Extreme Networks, NET, FlowWise and SCO.
Timon received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Chief Development Officer (CDO)
Bringing more than 25 years of experience in the software and information technology industries, Bill Snow has led engineering teams and large, complex projects at both start-ups and large organizations.
Prior to joining ON.Lab, Snow served as VP of engineering and operations for enterprise security start-ups, including Cymtec Systems, Agari Data, the 41st Parameter and Identity Engines, where he was responsible for hardware and software development, QA, manufacturing operations, data center operations, customer support, IT and professional services.
Snow previously served as director of engineering at Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for all routing and high availability features of the CRS-1. Prior to Cisco, he was VP of engineering at Nortel Networks, where he was in charge of all product development for the Centillion line of ATM LAN switches and held multiple management roles for the group in IBM that brought the first TCP/IP and Internet products into the IBM divisions. He received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering and a Master of Science in engineering management from Stanford University.
Vice President R&D, Mobility
Oğuz Sunay is the Vice President R&D, Mobility at the Open Networking Foundation. Previously, he served as the Chief Technology Officer at Argela-USA where he led the research and development for a programmable RAN architecture that enables dynamically programmable RAN slicing.
Oğuz received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and his B.Sc. degree from ODTÜ, Ankara, Turkey. He holds over 40 patents in various aspects of wireless communication systems.
Bio coming soon
ONOS Chief Architect
Thomas joins ON.Lab after a 27-year career in HP and brings with him a solid background in software architecture of distributed systems and modular object-oriented design. He is an avid proponent of agile & test- driven development processes and is an unceasing advocate for elegance through simplicity. Thomas continues to stay familiar with a wide field of evolving technologies and software development tools and manages to remain actively engaged in code development.
While at HP, Thomas worked in a number of different divisions, where he architected, designed and helped develop distributed software systems for a variety of domains, spanning from manufacturing control, network & storage management, data de-duplication, and most recently, software defined networking. His tenure included two extended trips to Böblingen, Germany, where he worked with local teams to develop custom manufacturing control systems. Thomas is a principal author of a number of software patents held by HP.
Thomas studied mathematics and physics at Charles University in Prague and after immigrating to the United States in 1982, continued his education at California State University, Sacramento where he earned a BA degree in mathematics.
Outside of work, Thomas enjoys traveling, skiing, kayaking, biking and generally spending time outdoors with his wife Carol and their grown children.
Senior Director QA
Pier Luigi Ventre
Test Automation & Development
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