Jun Bi is a full professor and director of Network Architecture & IPv6 Research Division, Institute for Network Sciences and Cyberspace (former Network Research Center) of Tsinghua University; Ph.D. supervisor of Dept. of Computer Science Department of Tsinghua University; member of Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology. He is the leading expert (PI) of the first major SDN project supported by “863” High-tech program (China Ministry of Science and Technology): Future Network architecture and INnovation Environment (FINE).
His research interests include Internet Architecture and Protocols, Future Internet (SDN and NDN), Internet Routing, and Source Address Validation and Traceback. He has successfully lead tens of government supported or international collaboration research projects, published more than 100 research papers and 20 Internet RFCs or drafts (4 of them were approved), owned twenty innovation patents, received national science and technology advancement prizes, IEEE ICCCN outstanding leadership award, and is supported by program of Ministry of Education of China for New Century Excellent Talents.
Deniz Gurkan received her BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Bilkent University, Turkey. Her PhD is also in Electrical Engineering, received from the University of Southern California in 2003. She joined the faculty at the University of Houston in 2004. Her main research interests are in distributed systems of instrumentation and measurement, computer networks, cyberinfrastructure, software-defined networking, interoperable data exchanges.
Tom Lehman is the Director of Research at the University of Maryland Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX). MAX operates a high performance regional network serving the Research and Education (R&E) community in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Mr. Lehman is responsible for developing and leading research projects in the area of advanced network architectures, intelligent control planes, multi-layer inter-networking, and integration of dynamic networking with distributed compute and storage resources. Mr. Lehman has published over 20 research papers in related areas. He has been Principal Investigator on multiple Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and Global Environment for Network Innovations projects. His work has contributed to dynamic network services deployed on multiple R&E networks in the area of multi-domain layer 2 provisioning and computation services. Prior to joining MAX, Mr. Lehman was a Computer Scientist and Project Leader at the University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute in Arlington, Virginia.
Alex Sprintson is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. Alex received his B.Sc. degree (summa cum laude), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, in 1995, 2001, and 2003, respectively. From 2003 to 2005 he has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology. During the summers of 2002 and 2003, he worked with the Internet Management Research Department at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ