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.
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.
Guru Parulkar is a consulting professor of electrical engineering and the executive director of the Open Network Research Center (ONRC) at Stanford University. He is also the executive director and event chair of the Open Networking Summit. From 2007 to 2012, he was the executive director of the Clean Slate Internet Design Program at Stanford, whose mission was “to explore what kind of Internet we would design if we were to start with a clean slate and 20-30 years of hindsight.” Clean Slate led to OpenFlow and SDN among other interesting research results.
Prior to Clean Slate, Guru was program director at the National Science Foundation and led creation of a few exciting programs including GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovation), FIND (Future Internet Design) and Network of Sensor Systems. He received NSF’s Program Management Excellence award.
Guru co-founded and served as CTO and board member of Growth Networks (acquired by Cisco), Tenaya Networks (went out of business), and Sceos (became Ruckus Wireless and IPO’d). Guru worked at Cisco, as senior manager, HFR/CRS business units and new markets and technologies, and NEA as EIR, where he received their entrepreneurship award for Growth Networks. He started his career at Washington University in St. Louis, where he led research and prototyping of high performance networking and multimedia systems.
He served on the board of NetSift (acquired by Cisco), was an early investor in Mocana, Nicira (acquired by VMWare) and Kumu Networks. He got his PhD from University of Delaware and has received their Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award and Frank A. Pehrson Graduate Student Achievement Award. Check out http://parulkar.com for more information.
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.
Kapil Aare is part Happiest Minds Technologies team who is working towards development of NETCONF SB Plugin to ONOS.
He has 10 years of experience in development and test automation. In his professional experience he was part of developing system products and web applications. In his current position as Senior Technical Lead at Happiest Minds, he is a member of Product Engineering group and is working with a Payments company for the development of their product.
He has done a Masters in Networking and Telecommunication and Bachelors in Electronics and Computer Engineering. He is interested in reading about Indian History and doing DIY projects at home.
Ali Al-Shabibi is the lead engineer and maintainer of FlowVisor, a network hypervisor, at the Open Networking Laboratory. Previously, he was a post-doc at Stanford University researching OpenFlow and SDNs in Nick McKeown’s group. He received his Ph.D from the University of Heidelberg in Germany in 2011 after performing his doctoral research at CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research) in the ATLAS (A Toroidal Lhc ApparatuS) Networking group, where he contributed to the design and development of the TDAQ (Trigger and Data Acquisition ) Network. Ali Al-Shabibi brings vast knowledge of flow models and congestion avoidance protocols. He comes to ON.Lab from Stanford and CERN, where he analyzed large, mountainous systems, such as ‘Portes du Soleil’ and ‘Argentiere.’ Urban wannabe, unrelenting espresso consumer and dedicated traveler, Ali Al-Shabibi is an avid soccer and table tennis player. While he was born in Baghdad, he grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, where he attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) for his BSc and MSc degrees. Nowadays, Al-Shabibi can be found theorizing and philosophizing about SDNs or dreaming up cool networking applications with the ONRC crew over many coffees.
Hiral Amodia is part Happiest Minds Technologies team who is working towards development of NETCONF SB Plugin to ONOS.
He has 10 years of experience in software development field. In his professional career he has been part of various product development and software services teams in different technologies and domains. In his current position as Engineering Manager at Happiest Minds, he is managing end to end development and delivery of projects in loyalty space, apart from managing the SB Plugin development team.
He has done a Masters in Computer Application and Bachelors in Science.
David Boswell is a community expert who has over 15 years experience with open source communities and has worked with Mozilla, NASA, Sun Microsystems, Nokia and more on their open source efforts. David has a Masters of Public Administration degree from Columbia University and was at the University of Texas as an undergrad.
William works on designing and deploying programs and initiatives for ON.Lab to further grow and strengthen the ONOS and CORD communities. He has more than 10 years of experience working on community building in open source projects. In particular, William created and built Mozilla’s very successful Mozilla Reps program that empowered regional communities around the world.
If you’d like to speak with William about community building or if you have suggestions for what can be done in your area to promote the ONOS and CORD communities, you can get in touch with him at william [at] onlab [us]. William is based in Paris, France.
Flavio Castro is a Computer Science master’s student from Georgia Tech specializing in SDN technologies. He is interning at ON.Lab to help develop effective SDN technologies to bring innovation to the networking industry. His background includes a bachelor’s in Communication Networks Engineering from the University of Brasilia, an internship at Cisco, a CCNA certification and an internship at Ciena as a SDN app developer. He has done a few SDN class projects, and briefly worked on the Software Defined Internet Exchange project at Georgia Tech. During his undergraduate career, Flavio worked voluntarily in a Junior Enterprise for about 3 years.
Flavio is an amateur rower and whenever he is not coding or rowing he is traveling around.
Charles is a PhD Candidate from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. His research mainly involves SDN and heterogeneous wireless networks.
At ON.Lab, Charles works on CORD Fabric and IPv6 projects as an intern. Prior to joining ON.Lab, Charles leads an SDN research team at D-Link NCTU Joint Research Center for 2 years and has over 8 years of experience in system and network design and administration.
Outside of work, Charles enjoys cooking, photographing, traveling, hiking and scuba diving.
Marc de Leenheer recently joined ON.Lab to work on FOAM and GENI. De Leenheer received his Masters in science and PhD in computer science engineering from Ghent University, Belgium. He completed post-doctoral stays at the University of California Davis and Stanford University, where he worked on the design and optimization of both core and access optical networks.
Toru Furusawa received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Information and Communication Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He joined NTT Communications in 2009, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of transport networks of NTT Communications. He is currently a research engineer in Technology Development Division. His research interests include scalable architecture and software development for large scale carrier networks with SDN technology.
Matteo Gerola received his degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2008 from the University of Trento with a thesis on experimental performance evaluation of the standard IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX). In 2007, he joined CREATE- NET as a research engineer within the Smart Infrastructure application area. His main research interests focus on Network Virtualization, SDN and OpenFlow. He is currently involved in Xii-Fi, NETIDE and OFELIA three european projects focusing on the application of SDN and on the cloud management, as technical co-leader, software architect and developer. Previously he has been involved in projects on distributed network management like Obelix (France Telecom) and ACKA (funded by a local WISP, Futur-3). He is a Cisco Certified Instructor for CCNA courses.
Jon Hall studied Computer Science at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA and worked at ON.Lab as an intern while studying for his Masters. He started working for Ciena after his internship in August and is working with the ONOS test team at ON.Lab. Originally from San Diego, CA, he enjoys reading and has recently taken up Ultimate Frisbee. As an SDN Enthusiast, he hopes to make the world a smaller place by helping to bring about the next phase of networking.
Jonathan Hart is an engineer at ON.Lab from Wellington, New Zealand, where he is working on his PhD. His research is in the area of software-defined networking, initially focused on looking at controller design. Previously, he worked for Citylink in New Zealand.
He completed his Bachelor Degree in network engineering from Victoria University of Wellington, where he is also pursuing his PhD.
Yuta HIGUCHI received his Master’s degree in Information Science from Nagoya University. He joined NEC Corporation in 2007, where he has been undertaking development of operation management software stacks. He is currently with the Optical IP Development Division, NEC Corporation of America. His research interests include architecture design of a scalable framework for SDN using OpenFlow and other protocols.
Prior to joining ON.Lab, Simon worked with Hewlett-Packard for many, many years; first in the UK (where he grew up), and later in the US (where he now lives with his wife and daughter).
In his spare time, Simon is re-discovering a love of Mathematics, as he studies Calculus at night class (Integration and Differential Equations are just fun, fun, fun!). In past years he has been seen on stage in the Sacramento Valley regional theatres, most recently appearing as “Sherlock Holmes” at the Woodland Opera House.
Toshio Koide is a senior researcher within the New Technologies and Research Group of the Optical IP Develop Division at NEC Corporation of America. He joined Central Research Laboratories at NEC Corporation in Japan in 2004, where he has mainly been involved in research and development targeting distributed processing technologies, OpenFlow, network control technologies, and the design of Software Defined Network (SDN) control platforms.
He received his Ph.D degree in information systems from Soka University, Japan in 2004. His research interests are in graph theory, distributed systems and architecture design of a scalable framework for SDNs. He is a member of the IEEE and the IEICE in Japan.
He likes to play the piano and the violin, go skiing, go driving around and do programming. He is the author of several books on programming languages.
Ayaka Koshibe received her Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University in 2010. After becoming an intern at the Wireless Information Networking Lab (WINLAB), she continued her studies at Rutgers to receive her Master’s Degree in Software Engineering in 2013.
Ayaka was introduced to SDN while at WINLAB in 2009, where she helped deploy infrastructure for the Rutgers branch of the GENI Campus Trials, after she was found to fit the criteria of “an intern that is literate in Japanese and can administer switches.” While she has not looked away from SDN since then, she may sometimes be found working on drawings and sculptures.
Aaron is a recent graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he studied computer science. He has worked on network security, mobile development and hardware projects.
In his free time Aaron enjoys cooking, traveling and running.
Bob Lantz is the founder of the Mininet project and has wide interests across many areas of computer systems. Prior to joining ON.Lab, he worked on OpenFlow and related projects at Stanford, Arista, and DOCOMO USA Labs, and also taught Operating Systems. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, where he developed Parallel SimOS, a full-system simulator for large-scale multiprocessors and distributed systems. He studied computer music at CCRMA and is also an expert on iOS music apps.
Jian Li is currently working as a visiting scholar at ON.Lab. He is a PhD candidate from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea. His research is in the area of Software-Defined Networks (SDN), mainly focuses on control plane management. During his Ph.D study, he has worked on failover management in SDN, and security management in LTE network. He received his Master degree in Computer Science and Engineering from POSTECH.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading science related articles and Android ROM customization.
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 (www.55.com), one of the largest social e-commerce sites in China, with a presence across more than a hundred cities.
Patrick Liu is a principal engineer from IP Innovation LAB of Futurewei Technologies Inc, who brings 20+ years of experience in development of Internet routing equipment and network product. Prior to Futurewei, he worked for Cisco Systems, AMD, and many smaller startup companies as well. His work experience includes Distributed Operating System, Service Provider Router Infrastructure, Data Path features (ASIC, microcode, NP, and SW forwarding), HA architecture, ISSU, Network Security, etc.
Patrick Liu received his Bachelor and master in computer science from Xian JiaoTong University, China. In his free time, Patrick loves to play basketball and Pingpong.
Eva Lu is the strategic alliance and brand marketing manager from IP Innovation LAB of Futurewei Technologies Inc. She brings in over 15+ years of software development, consulting and alliance experience in various technology areas. Prior to Futurewei, she worked for IBM, Accenture and many other companies. She received her degree in computer science (BS) and computer engineering (ME) from University of Waterloo and University of California, Santa Cruz. She enjoys reading and hiking.
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.
Luca is an SDN enthusiast who joined the ON.Lab QA team in 2014. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in Milan and a Masters in Internet technologies from the University of Pisa.
He has been involved in computer science consulting since 2005, with a particular focus on systems and networks. Since 2012 Luca has collaborated with the Italian NREN in the R&D department, focusing his attention on Software Defined Networking and cloud computing systems deployments.
In his free time he loves windsurfing and snowboarding.
Michele Santuari received the Master degree on Telecommunications Engineering in 2014 from the University of Trento, with the thesis: “An OpenFlow architecture to improve traffic management in enterprise edge networks” developed in collaboration with CREATE-NET and Trentino Network S.r.l. In 2013, he joined CREATE-NET as a junior research engineer and software developer within the Smart Infrastructure application area. He is focused on Software Defined Network, in particular on the Control Plane and Management development.
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.
Sho Shimizu is a Member of Research Staff in Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. He joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in 2010. His research background includes multi-layer traffic engineering in IP + optical networks and network architecture for all-optical networks. After joining Fujitsu Laboratories, he investigated energy efficient multi-layer routing algorithm considering optical reach constraints to reduce the total power consumption of IP + optical networks. Current his research interests include architecture and development of distributed SDN controller. He moved to Fujitsu Laboratories of America in 2014. He received his Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees in Information and Computer Science from Keio University, Japan, in 2005, 2007, and 2010, respectively.
Prior to ON.Lab Sangho worked at LG for three years and Samsung for six years. He received his master’s degree in 2002 and Ph.D in 2008, both from Columbia University. There he studied with Prof. Henning Schulzrinne on VoIP in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networking.
Naoki is a researcher in Optical IP Development Division, NEC Corporation of America. He received a Master degree in Computer Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2005, and then entered NEC central laboratory.
Naoki been working on research and development of communication middleware in mobile phone for 6 years. After that he moved to research division of data center architecture.
Tom is currently a Principal Member of Technical Staff in AT&T’s Domain 2.0 architecture and planning Labs at AT&T. Tom has been responsible for planning and implementation of large-scale telecommunications equipment. He has extensive experience that spans across many disciplines including emerging mobility networks, Switches, enhanced protocols, cross layer design, smart devices, and chip designs. Products introduced include innovative solutions for the mobile devices, switches, platforms, and QOS mechanisms. He holds over 20 patents awarded and many more pending.
Norm is a Senior Software Engineer at Ciena Corporation, a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment. He is currently involved with the Navigate SDN Application under the Ciena Agility Software Portfolio, focused on Path Computation architecture, design & development. Previously, Norm helped develop various Element Management Systems over his career with Bell Northern Research (BNR), Nortel Networks and Ciena in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has more than 17 years of experience using Java to developing scalable telecommunications software for Optical Networks. Norm received his Honours B.A. in computer science from York University, Toronto in 1997.
Terutaka Uchida is a software researcher/developer. He is from NEC and worked as a researcher/developer who focused on networking and telecommunication area.
Bachelors degree from Andhra University, India
Masters degree from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India
Started my career in Motorola VoIP technology group where I was part of VoIP stack development for Motorola GSM-Wifi seamless mobile phone and development of IMS application server providing seamless session services. After working for close to 8 years in Motorola India, moved to Sonus Networks where I have worked for an year on Pizzabox based Sonus IMS solution before moving to Ericsson in 2011. In Ericsson, I have worked on Ericsson SSR router based VoIP gateway products and IP security gateway products before moving into SDN space where I have started working with ON.LAB as part of Ericsson’s ON.LAB partnership.
You received his Bachelor’s and PhD degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University. His research focus spanned several networking topics including Internet architecture, routing, mobility and Software Defined Networking. He joined the ON.Lab Quality Assurance team in 2016.
In his free time he loves traveling, cooking and playing games.
Wei Wei is a Staff engineer on optical networking research and development (R&D) at Huawei USA. His work focus is on SDN technologies for optical networks, packet/optical convergence, and bandwidth-adaptive applications. In ONOS, he designed and implemented the optical data model as well as the optical intent module for the IP/Optical use case.
Hongtao Yin has many years of experience in telecom industries. In his professional career of over 20 years, he has been involved in the research and design of various communication systems, network operating systems, and distributed real-time operating systems. In Huawei USA R&D Center, Hongtao has participated in several research and development projects focusing on next generation network architecture and operating systems, such as Routing as a Service (RaaS), distributed memory systems, network virtualization, SDN-based network architectures, PNC/VNC, SDN Controller-to-Controller (C2C/SDNi) communications, and using SDN solutions to large carrier networks such as IPRAN etc. He is co-author of a number of IETF drafts and holds several US patents.
Hongtao received a Master degree in Computer Science from Inst. of Computing Tech. Chinese Academy of Sciences, and BS in Computer Science from Zhengzhou University, China.
Mingeun has more than 13 years of experience in the area of mobile core network since he joined SK Telecom 2002 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Korea University. He has been involved in developing and testing of core network architecture, systems and Mobile VAS: WCDMA, LTE & IMS architecture, systems and services ranging from SMS, LBS, global roaming to VoLTE (Voice over LTE).
He is now a project manager at 5G Technology Lab. in Corporate R&D Center of SK Telecom, where one of the main activities is to transform the mobile network into all-IT & service-oriented network by leveraging NFV/SDN technologies.
His interest is focused on the efficiency and practical use cases SDN can drive when implemented into Mobile Cloud Datacenter.
Rizwan Haider received his Master’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering from University of Toronto. He joined Nokia Corporation (previously known as Alcatel-Lucent) as a software designer to work in the fault management domain of the 5620 Service Aware Manager. He is currently working on the E-CORD project where he plans to incorporate Ethernet Carrier services as a first class CORD service within XOS.
In his spare time he enjoys playing sports and loves to travel.
Nakjung Choi is currently working for Bell Labs, Nokia Corporation (previously known as Alcatel-Lucent), Murray Hill,