About the GPO

The GPO provides system engineering and project management expertise to guide the planning and prototyping efforts of the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI). GPO systems engineers help draw up the system design, identify and track technical risks, capture and manage system requirements, provide oversight and support to GENI working groups, and monitor and coordinate prototyping subcontracts. The GPO leads periodic GENI Engineering Conferences for collaboration in the developer community and issues solicitations to fund prototype development that addresses technical risks. The GPO also performs project management, contracting, technical liaison, and meeting coordination in close coordination with the National Science Foundation.

The GPO team includes:

Mark Berman — Project Director
Marshall Brinn — GPO GENI Architect
Heidi Picher Dempsey — Operations & Integration Director
Chip Elliott — GENI Futures Director
Manu Gosain — Systems Engineer
Aaron Helsinger —  Senior Software Engineer
Tom Mitchell — Senior Software Engineer
Dorene Ryder — Project Manager
Dr. Ali Sydney —  Network Scientist
Dr. Vicraj (Vic) Thomas — Distributed Systems and Security Engineer
Tim Upthegrove — Systems Engineer