Fabian Schneider is a Senior Researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe (situated in Heidelberg, Germany). He is working on research and standardization of SDN and network management. In particular his research interests are identifying the right abstractions for controlling networks and on improving scalability and performance of SDN solutions. As a company NEC was active in OpenFlow® Standard development and SDN from the very roots, providing one of the first OpenFlow® Switches.
Prior to joining NEC in Jan 2012, Fabian spent 12 years researching, administrating and designing computer networks, focusing mainly on network measurement and monitoring in his scientific career. Fabian holds a Ph.D. in computer science from TU Berlin, Germany and a Diplom from TU München, Germany. While earning his Ph.D., Fabian worked at DT Labs in Berlin where he developed broadband access network measurement solutions and studied user behavior on the Internet. During his PostDoc at Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, Fabian worked on home network monitoring and network performance evaluation of virtualized systems. After joining NEC, Fabian shifted attention to network and cloud management.