If you know of a person in the Internet2 community that should be recognized for their work in Advanced Networking, we'd like to know about it! Please send us nominations. Be sure to include a brief description of the accomplishments, a small head shot, and contact information.
Dr. Michael J. Staggs has more than 20 years of network security experience. His 13 years at the Consolidated Space Operations Center working for Contel, GTE and Lockheed Martin culminated in a Chief Security Engineer position for the Allied Signal/50th Space Wing. MJ also spent several years in the commercial IT security world as a consultant, principal engineer and sales engineer for Fortune 500 clients. He is a frequent speaker on the subjects of: Hacking, Firewall Design and Penetration, Vulnerability Assessment, Antivirus Theory and Practice, IDS and Incident Response. MJ is also a mentor to United States Air Force (USAF) junior officers and cadets, Schreiver Air Force Base and the USAF Academy.
He is a United States Navy veteran and received his education credentials through studies at several accredited colleges and universities including University of Arizona, Pima and Florida Keys Colleges, University of Phoenix and St Leo’s University.
Bill Decker, as CIO at The University of Iowa, was among the first 34 institutional representatives to commit to the creation of Internet2, later served as a National Science Foundation program officer for Advanced Networking Infrastructure, and then returned to Iowa—including 2-1/2 years of service as Vice President for Research. Bill says, "My different career experiences have given me a variety of perspectives regarding the important roles that Internet2 plays in enabling research, education, and societal change. I am privileged to have this opportunity to work with old friends and new in a thoughtful examination of Internet2's future. In agreeing to take on this work, I insisted that Internet2's members write the plan. My role is to act as an informed but neutral facilitator to keep the process moving forward and to help insure that all input is in play."
Jeremy Stieglitz, Director of Enterprise Marketing
Jeremy Stieglitz has more than 15 years of experience defining new networking and security products and developing market strategies. As the director of marketing at Force10 Networks, he is responsible for the overall strategic, business, and product marketing programs for Force10 Networks high performance switching and routing platforms. Prior to joining Force10, he was a group product manager in the wireless business unit at Cisco. Jeremy has also served in various technical and business roles at Microsoft, Entrust and RSA Data Security. Jeremy is the author or co-author of 12 patents in network security, user authentication and wireless LAN security.
Robert (Rob) Vietzke has been named Internet2 Executive Director of Network Services, reporting directly to the President & CEO. In this role, Rob will be responsible for the operation of Internet2’s new advanced nationwide network, and will support connections with Internet2 Connectors, major federal networks, and more than 80 international research networks. He assumes this position after helping to lead the deployment of the new Internet2 Network over the past 18 months on assignment from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining Internet2, Rob held several key positions at the University of Connecticut, including the Director of the Connecticut Education Network Advanced Services Center. In this role, Rob led the design, deployment and operation of the Connecticut Education Network (CEN), the nation’s first all-optical K-20 network for the state of Connecticut.
Dr. Jun-ichiro “itojun” Hagino passed away suddenly on 29 October 2007. As a leader in promoting the development and adoption of IPv6, itojun was a key participant in the IETF and a regular contributor to advanced networking community's work to deploy IPv6. He was a core researcher at KAME Project, which aimed to provide IPv6 and IPsec technology in freely redistributable form, as well as a member of The NetBSD Project's Core Group. He made numerous contributions to the broader networking and computing community during his career, and was widely recognized for his patience, skill and friendly demeanor. Itojun attended Keio University, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters degree in Computer Science, as well as a Ph.D. degree. While a doctoral candidate, he worked at Sony CSL, first as a visiting research student, and later as Assistant Researcher. He will be greatly missed.
Carl Lundstedt has served as a grid system administrator at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) since January 2006. At UNL he shares the full responsibility for their Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Tier-2 computing facility for the Large Hadron Collider, which is scheduled to begin operations in 2008. This facility is one of seven such computing facilities in the United States. At the Fall 2007 Internet2 Member Meeting, Carl helped demonstrate how the Internet2 Dynamic Circuit Network can help meet the LHC's immense data transmission requirements. Prior to moving to CMS full time Carl was an award winning lecturer at UNL teaching their introductory physics classes to life science majors. Carl received his PhD in Physics in 2001 working with the DZERO (D0) high energy experiment at Fermi National Laboratory.
Dr. Larry Smarr and Dr. Fran Berman were among the speakers at the Fall 2007 Internet2 Member Meeting. Dr. Smarr has long been a pioneer in the prototyping of a national information infrastructure to support academic research, governmental functions, and industrial competitiveness and is the founding director of Calit2. His presentation, “New Applications of SuperNetworks and the Implications for Campus Networks”, will be featured at the first general session on 9 October. Dr. Francine Berman, Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center, an NSF Cyberinfrastructure Center. Dr. Berman is one of the two founding Principal Investigators of the National Science Foundation's TeraGrid project, and also directed the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI), a consortium of 41 research groups, institutions, and university partners with the goal of building national infrastructure to support research and education in science and engineering. She will lead a panel on “Cyberinfrastructure: The Way Forward” at the second general session on 11 October. Both general sessions are part of netcast schedule.
Fred Ellefson, Vice President, Business Development, is a critical contributor to ADVA Optical Networking’s Optical+Ethernet strategy. He joined ADVA upon its October 2005 acquisition of Covaro Networks, a leading vendor of intelligent Ethernet-demarcation products that enabled service providers to offer Ethernet services over various transport technologies. Mr. Ellefson will be the featured speaker at the next presentation of Internet2’s Corporate Webinar series “Delivering Intelligent Ethernet Service to the Research and Education Community.” This webinar takes place on 19 September 2007 at 1:00pm EDT. Throughout his career, Mr. Ellefson has accumulated more than 25 years of experience in marketing and planning next-generation products for converged voice-and-data networks. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta.
Olga Vassilieva, Ph.D, is a member of the research staff for Fujitsu Labs of America Inc. She specializes in research and development on high bit-rate metropolitan, regional and long haul transmission systems, advanced modulation formats, and dispersion compensation techniques. During a webinar that took place on 12 July 2007, Dr. Vassilieva discussed solutions to transport 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and 100 Gbps over hundreds of kilometers in regional and backbone networks. The webinar archive and Dr. Vassilieva's slides are available online. Dr. Vassilieva is a key contributor to the photonic system design of Fujitsu Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) products. Dr. Vassilieva has worked at Fujitsu for seven years and was honored with a Fujitsu business award in 2006 for practical implementation of 40 Gb/s technology. Prior to Fujitsu, Vassilieva performed scientific research at the Institute for High-Energy Physics in Protvino, Russia. She holds a Master of Science in physics from Moscow State University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Dallas. A member of the IEEE/Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), Vassilieva is the author and co-author of numerous scientific papers and several patent applications related to optical networking.
In January 2007, Stephen Hall assumed leadership of the Governance and Nominations Committee (GNC). Hall has four decades of experience managing technology in business, government, and higher education, making him uniquely qualified to serve also as Chair of Internet2’s Industry Strategy Council (ISC). Hall has previously served as Vice President leading the Corporate Technology Office of Thomson Corporation and as Director of the Office for Information Technology at Harvard University. At Harvard, Hall was very involved in establishing advanced networks in the northeast, and led a number of cross-university information technology collaborative initiatives.
Bruce Cole, the eighth chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will present at the Spring 2007 Internet2 Member Meeting. Under Cole's leadership, the Endowment is spearheading the application of digital technology to the humanities through its Digital Humanities Initiative, begun in 2006. As NEH chairman, Cole has launched We the People, an initiative to encourage the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture, which includes a partnership with the Library of Congress to catalogue and digitize the story of our past as told in America's historic newspapers. When the National Digital Newspaper Program is complete, Americans will be able to search 30 million pages via the Internet.
Harvey Newman is Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, and a Caltech faculty member since 1982. He originated the Data Grid Hierarchy concept and the globally distributed Computing Model adopted by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) high-energy physics collaborations in 1998-2000. He is the principal investigator of the US LHCNet project, linking the United States and CERN in support of the LHC physics program. He has led the US contingent of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment that will begin operation at the LHC this year, serving as US Collaboration Board Chair since 1998. He co-founded and chairs the Internet2 High Energy and Nuclear Physics Special Interest Group and is a member of the Internet2 Applications Strategy Council. He has led teams that have set over a dozen Internet2 Land Speed Records. He co-led the MARK J Collaboration that discovered the gluon, the carrier of the strong force, at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg in 1979. He has had a leading role in the development, operation and management of international networks and collaborative systems (notably VRVS and EVO) serving the High Energy Physics and other scientific communities since 1982, and he served on the Technical Advisory Group for the NSFNET in 1986.
At its meeting on 14-15 January, the Internet2 Board of Trustees elected Jeffrey Lehman as its chair. Lehman, a professor of law and former president of Cornell University, succeeds Larry Faulkner, the president of the Houston Endowment and former president of the University of Texas at Austin, who held the Board chair position since 2004. Faulkner's term expired in 2007. Lehman has been a member of the Internet2 Board since 2004 and most recently served as vice chair of Internet2's Governance and Nominations Committee (GNC). After being elected, Lehman said, "I look forward to working with our community as we continue to drive innovation, collaboration, and new opportunities in support of advanced networking for research and education."
Charlie Catlett is the director of the TeraGrid Initiative, a national-scale facility supported by the National Science Foundation. TeraGrid involves resources at 9 universities and laboratories, employing grid middleware, policy, and partnerships to provide an extensible set of resources and services that serve thousands of researchers and educators across the US. In 1999 Charlie co-founded Global Grid Forum (GGF), serving as its first chair from October 1999 through September 2004. Charlie also holds the position of Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute, a joint institute of The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Prior to joining Argonne in 2000, Charlie was Chief Technology Officer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), overseeing all technical and scientific services, technology research and development, and support for academic and commercial users.
Chris Robb is helping lead the deployment of the new Internet2 Network. Chris is a network engineer at the Indiana University Global Research NOC, which handles engineering support for the Internet2 Abilene, TransPAC2, Indiana GigaPOP and I-Light advanced networking efforts. Through a blog that is updated almost daily, he is providing a behind-the-scenes view of what it takes to roll out a leading-edge, nationwide network. The blog documents in amazing detail the progress the network deployment team is making as well as the challenges they overcome. As a computer science undergraduate at Internet2 member Indiana University, Chris focused on campus engineering projects before joining the Global Research NOC in 2001. He has taken NOC leadership roles in the development of numerous projects for Internet2 including the MAN LAN high-performance exchange point and the HOPI testbed, as well as the IPGrid and I-Light optical network initiatives in the state of Indiana. He continues to provide senior network engineering support for the Internet2 partner network, TransPAC2.
Tracy Mitrano is the Director of IT Policy and Computer Policy and Law Programs for the Office of Information Technologies at Cornell University. As the chair of the InCommon Steering Committee, Tracy provides Leadership in the policymaking and oversight of the InCommon federation. In Spring 2006, Tracy published "InCommon: Toward Building a Global University," in EDUCAUSE Review, which provides expert commentary on how middleware and federations can facilitate the secure sharing of resources across organizational, geographic and other such boundaries to enable globalization of education. A 2002 graduate of the Frye Institute, and since then a member of its faculty, Mitrano is also currently the co-chair of the Internet2/EDUCAUSE Security Task Force, Law and Policy Team and as a member of the 2005 EDUCAUSE Program Committee, Mitrano is faculty of the EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute and co-facilitator of the Seminars on Academic Computing. Mitrano was elected to the EDUCAUSE Board in 2005 and will begin her term as Treasurer in January of 2007. At Cornell, Mitrano is an adjunct assistant professor in the Information Science Program where she teaches "Culture, Law and Politics of the Internet." Tracy will participate in a panel discussion on Federated Identity Management on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at the EDUCAUSE Conference in Dallas, Texas
William E. (Bill) Johnston was named Project Manager for the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) in September 2003, bringing more than three decades of experience and service to this position. His experience in high-performance networking research and his worldwide recognition as a leader in Grid development uniquely qualify him to lead ESnet. Bill is a Senior Scientist at Berkeley Lab and previously served as head of the Distributed Systems Department in the Computational Research Division. He has also served as a task manager for the Prototype Data Services in the Grid Common Services project at NASA Ames Research Center. He has been a key leader in the development of DOE's Science Grid as well as NASA's Information Power Grid. Other professional activities include principal investigator for several DOE Office of Science projects related to these topics, including the DOE Science Grid. In the Global Grid Forum, he is co-chair of the Architecture Area and co-chair of the Grid Protocol Architecture Research Group. Bill has has taught computer science at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Drew Perkins serves as CTO for Infinera. Previously, Mr. Perkins was a founder of and served as the CTO for both OnFiber Communications and Lightera Networks. Mr. Perkins has also served as Vice Chairman of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Technical Committee from its inception through its first year of operation. Mr. Perkins was the principal architect of numerous TCP/IP, ATM, Ethernet hardware and software products and protocols at FORE Systems, Inc. Throughout his career Mr. Perkins has participated extensively in standards bodies including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), IEEE, ATM Forum, OIF and ANSI. Mr. Perkins has 25 years of industry involvement and is well known for authoring the PPP Protocol, which continues to be the standard that is used to link the Internet together.
Paul Schopis is Associate Director and Director of Network Engineering and Operations for OARnet. Paul led the design team for the Third Frontier Network. TFN is one of the nation's leading Regional Optical Networks. OARnet/TFN uses a unique architecture that incorporates MPLS and Logical Routers. Paul was involved in all phases of fiber procurement, fiber testing, design of the optical plane and all layer2 and layer3 services. Paul has worked on several Internet2 projects, including Multi Protocol Label Switching, and Simple Network Management Protocol, and currently participates in the Abilene Planning Committee, Abilene Technical Advisory Committee, HOPI Design Team, and IPv6 Working Group. Paul is also a member of the Quilt Steering Committee and plays an active roll in several committees, such the Commodity Internet Service Committee and the Alien Waves group. At Internet2's recent Community Design Workshop, Paul volunteered to convene a group to propose a new advisory structure that will provide guidance as planning for the new Internet2 Network proceeds.
On May 15, Steve Corbató left his full time role at Internet2 to become the Associate Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at Internet2 member University of Utah. Steve began his Internet2 tenure six years ago with primary responsibility for the Internet2 Abilene network and most recently served as Managing Director for Technology Direction and Development, where he oversaw a portfolio of advanced technology initiatives integrating numerous member-engaging projects in advanced networking, middleware, security, and performance. Steve joined Internet2 from the University of Washington where he was the technical lead for the Pacific Northwest Gigapop and earlier manager of network engineering. Steve remains a consultant to Internet2 focused on strategic projects.
Dr. Daniel Atkins, the first director of the new National Science Foundation Office of Cyberinfrastructure, spoke at the second general session at the Spring 2006 Internet2 Member Meeting. He is on rotation at the NSF from his position on Professor in the School of Information, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at the University of Michigan. Dr. Atkins was chair of the NSF Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel that authored the landmark 2003 report Revolutionizing Science and Engineering through Cyberinfrastructure. He began his research career in the area of computer architecture and did pioneering work in high-speed computer arithmetic and parallel computer architecture.
Wendy Huntoon is the director of networking for the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. At PSC she oversees the operation of the Three Rivers Optical Exchange -- a high-performance network hub -- and directs research on network performance and analysis. Wendy is also director of operations for National LambdaRail and serves on the NLR board. In the past she has served as director of The Quilt, a coalition of advanced regional network organizations. Last year, Wendy chaired "Group A," which produced a report that laid out a framework for the capabilities required of the next generation of advanced networking infrastructure to meet the emerging demands of research and education.
J. Gary Augustson, the Vice Provost for Information Technology at The Pennsylvania State University, is responsible for developing and supporting the information technology infrastructure that supports the more than 80,000 students and faculty and staff across Penn State's 24 campuses. A major element of this infrastructure includes a systemwide network that links offices, classrooms, and residence hall rooms at every Penn State campus to the world's information resources. Mr. Augustson has been a leader in higher education's national networking efforts for more than a decade and chaired the Internet2 Steering Committee, the group that formally launched Internet2 in October 1996. He also served as the first chair of the Internet2 Network Policy and Planning Advisory Council, and currently serves on the Internet2 Industry Strategy Council.
Dr. Brian Smith is a product manager at Meriton Networks responsible for advanced optical network planning tools and optical amplifiers. As well, he acts as the lead technical advisor for Research and Education networks for Meriton. Dr. Smith is a frequent contributor and speaker at Internet2 events. Meriton Networks specializes in Agile Optical Networking solutions that are highly scalable, flexible, cost-effective, and fully automate the optical layer. Dr. Smith joined Meriton Networks in 2002, and previously held senior technical roles at Nortel Networks, Marconi and at Jodrell Bank Observatory, investigating optical networking solutions for e-VLBI in Europe. Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in Integrated Optics from the University of Paisley, Scotland and has numerous technical publications to his credit.
Paul Barford is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin — Madison where he leads the Wisconsin Advanced Internet Laboratory (WAIL). His research group conducts projects using WAIL in the measurement, analysis, and security of wide area networked systems and network protocols. In the process of their work, they have developed several tools to assist in the analysis and modeling of Internet behavior, as well as the practical network security issues of intrusion detection, coordinated intrusion monitoring, and self- direction in firewalls and network interface devices. Dr. Barford also serves as a member of the National LambdaRail Board of Directors.
William F. Decker is the Senior Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Iowa (UI), one of the original 34 Internet2 members. He also serves on the Internet2 Applications Strategy Council and as the chair of the Internet2 Campus Expectations Task Force, which has been asked to reexamine the basis for and required commitment to campus membership in the Internet2 organization, something that has not been done since the organization was originally formed in 1996. In 1993, Mr. Decker became Associate Vice President for Research and CIO at the UI. While on leave from the UI, he served as Program Director for Advanced Networking Infrastructure (CISE-ANIR) at the National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2000.
Dr. Peter Parnes is a founder and chief scientist of Marratech AB, an Internet2 corporate member. Dr. Parnes leads Marratech's work with the Internet2 community. He also holds the position of Associate Professor of Media Technology at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden and is the research leader for the Media Technology Research Group, which is focused on integrated and applied research in human communication. Marratech AB is commercializing technology developed by the Media Technology Research Group. Dr. Parnes has published extensively in the fields of Internet-based conferencing, the future of human communication, and distributed collaboration. Dr. Parnes's research interests include location-aware applications and associated privacy issues, wearable computers, pervasive computing, and scalable media transmission over heterogeneous networks such as the Internet.
As Director of Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM, an Internet2 corporate partner, Michael R. Nelson manages a team that is helping to define and implement IBM's Next Generation Internet (NGi) strategy. His group is shaping standards for the NGi and communicating IBM's vision of NGi, the Grid, and on-demand business to customers, policy makers, the press, and the general public. Nelson serves on the Internet2 Industry Strategy Council and just completed a two-year term as Chairman of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. He also serves as the Internet Society's vice president for public policy. Prior to joining IBM in 1998, Nelson worked at the Federal Communications Commission, at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and in the United States Senate where he worked with Al Gore on telecommunications policy and technology issues.
Jerry Sobieski currently serves as the director of network research initiatives for the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), a collaborative organization of universities and research labs in the Washington, D.C. region, where he is responsible for setting strategic technical direction, identifying advanced technology that will be required to address future needs, and developing collaborative research and development programs to realize these capabilities. He also leads the NSF DRAGON Project, a research testbed exploring dynamic, all-optical “lightpath” provisioning, and is a member of the Internet2 Abilene Technical Advisory Committee and the Internet2 Hybrid Optical and Packet Infrastructure (HOPI) Design Team. Mr. Sobieski serves as the program manager the HOPI Testbed Support Center to deploy and evaluate novel hybrid network architectures within the HOPI environment.
Tim Lance is president and chairman of Internet2 affiliate member NYSERNet, the New York State Education and Research Network. He also chairs the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany, where he holds the rank of Distinguished Service Professor, and previously served as the campus CIO. Under Tim's leadership, NYSERNet has successfully carried out an ambitious suite of optical networking initiatives to take advantage of the new opportunities made possible by ownership of fiber assets, at a time when technology, institutional priorities, and economic pressures have been rapidly shifting. With NYSERNet's new technological foundation solidly in place, Tim is now focused on harnessing its power for research and education in New York while continuing to extend the network's optical reach. Tim holds a doctorate in mathematics from Princeton University.
Thomas Knab is the Director of Academic, Research and Administrative Technology; and CIO, College of Arts and Sciences, at Case Western Reserve University, an Internet2 member. Tom is a member of the Internet2 Campus Expectations Task Force (CETF), as well as the Internet2 Humanities Advisory and Performing Arts Advisory committees. At Case, he is currently developing a Collaboratory for Global Networked Arts and Humanities as well as supporting a wide range of innovative application deployment. He has been the Producer for cross-country networked performances such as "Kinetic Shadows" (three MPEG2 videoconference connections with surround sound) and the Gabrieli project (multi-site stereoscopic 3D videoconferencing with surround sound over DVTS). Tom has previously served as the Director of Distance Learning and Head of the Audio Recording degree program at another Internet2 member, the Cleveland Institute of Music. Recordings he has worked on for Telarc International have won several Grammys. At the 2005 Grammy Awards, Tom won a Grammy for engineering the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance.
Richard A. Bendis is President and CEO of Innovation Philadelphia (IP), a public/private partnership dedicated to growing the wealth and the workforce of the Greater Philadelphia Region. At the Fall 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting, Mr. Bendis will discuss the relevance of opening new communication links between industry and academia for the purpose of collaborative research.
Larry Peterson is Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Princeton University, as well as the Director of the Princeton-hosted PlanetLab Consortium. His talk at the Fall 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting's second general session considers the challenge in making fundamental changes to the Internet's architecture, and proposes a strategy for continual evolution.
Kevin Thompson serves as a Program Director at the U.S. National Science Foundation's (NSF) Office of Cyber- infrastructure. He is responsible for the NSF Middleware Initiative (NMI) program, the International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program, and the Experimental Infrastructure Networks (EIN) program. Prior to starting at NSF in January 2003, Mr. Thompson was Senior Manager in MCI's Advanced Internet Technologies department, responsible for engineering and operation of the vBNS network and associated advanced services.
Robert Lundy is Chief Executive Officer of Glimmerglass, a provider of automated fiber management products and an Internet2 Corporate Sponsor. Robert leads business operations at Glimmerglass and oversees the company's development of intelligent optical switch solutions for high-performance networks. He spearheaded the company's Internet2 membership and its contribution of products and expertise to Internet2's Hybrid Optical Packet Infrastructure testbed. Robert previously co-founded Opthos, a supplier of agile wavelength switching solutions for metropolitan optical networks. Earlier, Robert served as the first general manager of the wireless business unit at IBM, an Internet2 corporate partner.
Martin Swany is an Assistant Professor in the University of Delaware's> Department of Computer and Information Sciences. His research is focused around parallel and distributed systems, with an emphasis on high-performance computing and networking. As Internet2's first faculty fellow, Swany is applying his deep experience in network monitoring in leading the design of key components of a Web Services-based network measurement framework, a critical element of Internet2's End-to-End Performance Initiative (E2Epi). The goal of the E2Epi is to enable researchers from around the world to better understand the performance of advanced next-generation networks.
Mike Teets is Vice President, Global Product Architecture, at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, an Internet2 corporate member. With staff in three North American locations, Mike oversees development of many of OCLC's flagship services including OCLC Connexion, WorldCat Resource Sharing, and the OCLC FirstSearch service. Mike was one of the initial members of the InCommon Federation Steering Committee, providing important representation for the service provider category of InCommon Federation participants. He contributed greatly to the development of the initial federation policy and procedural documents. Mike recently introduced the Open Worldcat service, making OCLC WorldCat records of library-owned materials available to Web searchers. He also introduced WebJunction, an online community for library staff.
Zouheir Mansourati is the chief technology officer at Movaz Networks, an optical networking equipment supplier and an Internet2 corporate sponsor. Dr. Mansourati leads Movaz's work within the Internet2 community, and has served as a track session speaker at several Internet2 Member Meetings. His career in the telecom industry spans over 17 years. Prior to joining Movaz Networks, Dr. Mansourati managed and directed many strategic and innovative technology solutions at Nortel Networks, an Internet2 corporate partner, where his accomplishments included setting the product direction for 10 Gbps optical transmission and interworking between IP and transport. Dr. Mansourati was also involved in identifying new opportunities and formulating delivery strategy for new products at Nortel. Dr. Mansourati has authored numerous papers on optical networking and speaks regularly at leading conferences globally. Dr. Mansourati holds a BS, MS and Ph.D. in Mathematics.
Jeff King is vice president of operations for Wave Three. Jeff leads the company's efforts in defining implementation and deployment strategies, shaping VoIP product development features, and working with industry groups on product interoperability, standards compliance, and advanced communications features. Jeff is working with Internet2 to promote SIP-based collaboration and to provide product development direction as it relates to academic research efforts in the Internet2 community. Jeff works with various Internet2 working groups, including the Presence and Integrated Communication (PIC) Working Group. Jeff has also participated with the VidMid-VC Middleware working group on H.350, the directory service architecture for multimedia conferencing.
David Lassner, chief information officer for the University of Hawaii, is chair of the Internet2 Applications Strategy Council (ASC). The ASC advises the Internet2 Board of Trustees on matters related to the conceptualization, functionality, technical design and development priorities of computer applications for research and education which utilize advanced networking facilities. In his position at the Univeristy of Hawaii, David has provided strategic leadership for developing and advancing the institutional distance and distributed learning program, designing and implementing statewide networks with national/international connectivity, and selecting and implementing major administrative information systems.
Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., became Director of the National Science Foundation on November 24, 2004 after serving as Acting Director since February 22, 2004. He was the keynote speaker at the first general session of the Spring 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting. Dr. Bement joined NSF from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he had been director since December 7, 2001. Prior to his appointment as NIST director, Bement served as the David A. Ross Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering and head of the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University.
John Sontag is Department Manager, Planetary Scale Computing Program, for HP Labs. He is working with Internet2's Hybrid Optical Packet Infrastructure project to enable a better understanding of next-generation networking principles and architectures, and the design of future networks and technologies that are best suited for the wide-area distribution of IT services. At HP Labs in Palo Alto, California, John manages Linux, systems, and networks research. He has more than twenty-five years of systems and operating system design and research experience at HP. He has had a variety of leadership roles in the development of the HP-UX operating system on PA-RISC and IPF processors. His expertise includes 64-bit systems, support for multiple input/output systems, multi-system availability, and symmetric multi-processing scaling for online transaction processing and web servers.
Michael Gorrell serves as senior vice president and chief information officer for EBSCO Publishing in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Michael has been involved in the operation of EBSCOhost since its inception in 1995. Today, he is responsible for all aspects of technology and product development for this online research platform. Michael has led EBSCO's involvement in Internet2's Shibboleth project since 2002. He brings extensive experience in the area of authentication and authorization along with a deep understanding of libraries' information access requirements to his role in the Internet2 community. He is excited to be working with Internet2 members on Shibboleth.
Raju Shah is the research and education marketing director at Force10 Networks, where he leads the company's industry group relations. As one of the developers of Force10's flagship 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch/router, Raju has a deep understanding of high-performance networking requirements. Leveraging that expertise as well as earlier network design and management experience at Columbia University and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Raju collaborates with the Internet2 community on the Hybrid Optical and Packet Infrastructure project. Additionally, Raju contributes expertise in support of SCinet, the very high-performance network for the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing and Communications. He also represents Force10 in industry groups such as the Global Grid Forum and the Enterprise Grid Association.
RL "Bob" Morgan is a Senior Technology Architect for the Computing & Communications Department at the University of Washington where he contributes to designing, implementing, and documenting distributed computing and security infrastructure. He is the Chair of the Middleware Architecture Council for Education (MACE) at Internet2, where leading campus IT architects gather to provide technical advice and direction for the Internet2 Middleware Initiative. Bob has provided guidance for the Internet2 Shibboleth Project since its inception, including providing its name.
Bob has also chaired Working Groups and written standards for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), contributed to XML security standards from the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), and given many presentations at the (CSG).
Linda Winkler is a senior network engineer at Argonne National Laboratory and has been the technical lead for a number of advanced networking initiatives from the metropolitan to the international scale, including the State of Illinois’ I-WIRE project, the national TeraGrid project, and the StarLight international optical connection facility. As chair of the Hybrid Optical Packet Infrastructure's project's Design Team, she has played a key role in developing the technical plan for a test-bed facility that will provide an experimental platform for testing next generation network architectures for the Internet2 community.
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Rodger Miller is Director of Advanced Information Technologies for ProQuest Information and Learning, an electronic publisher of content for libraries and educational institutions worldwide. He has been ProQuest's liaison to the Internet2 community for the past 18 months and is responsible for the Internet2/ProQuest collaboration. Dr. Miller holds a PhD. from the University of Illinois and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and the University of Michigan.
He says: "I believe that research in the delivery of complex information over high-bandwidth networks is as important to the academic community as it is to information providers serving the academic community, such as ProQuest. In this, I see Internet2 as a key resource to bring the two groups together to discover and develop the synergies required to deliver archival and academic information."
Steven Low is an Associate Professor at Caltech and a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne, Australia. He leads the FAST Project at Caltech that integrates theory, algorithms, implementation, and experiments to understand, design, and optimize high speed networks and protocols. Dr. Low works with mathematicians, engineers, and scientists--especially high-energy physicists--on research and development of new networking technologies. He was a co-recipient of the IEEE William R. Bennett Prize Paper Award in 1997 and the 1996 R&D 100 Award. He is on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, ACM Computing Surveys, Computer Networks Journal, NOW Foundations and Trends in Networking, and is a Senior Editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. His home is netlab.caltech.edu.
Julie Erickson is Senior National Account Manager for Qwest Government and Education Solutions. She recently celebrated her seven-year anniversary at Qwest Communications, an Internet2 Corporate Partner. For the past five and a half years she managed Qwest's relationship with the education community in New England, working with organizations such as the Northern Crossroads. Julie has been working closely with the Internet2 community since December 2003, when she was asked to manage the Qwest-Internet2 relationship, along with Paul Matsikas, Senior Sales Engineer.
Dennis Baron, integrated communications strategist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the project leader for the Internet2 SIP.edu Project, which promotes the convergence of voice and email identities, and facilitates making individuals at Internet2 member universities reachable using the SIP protocol. He is also active in the Presence and Integrated Communications (PIC) Working Group and formerly acted as business manager for the Northern CrossRoads, which serves the New England area. Dennis' current activities at MIT include developing a next generation digital integrated communications services strategy based on the application of emerging multimedia communications technologies to the educational, research, and community activities of the Institute.
Rod Wilson drives Nortel's efforts to promote research collaboration and partnerships with the Internet2 community. As director within Nortel's Advanced Technology Research group, Rod is focused on identification and exploration of architectures and technologies that enable the next generation network. This work has resulted in collaboration with Internet2 in a number of areas, including MANLAN, the Hybrid Optical Packet Infrastructure initiative (HOPI) and other initiatives. Rod and his team at Nortel have supported a number of National Research Education Networks (NREN) projects, helping members build new high performance optical infrastructures. Rod is one of several people at Nortel working to see the vision for a Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) become a reality.
Gary Dietz leads First Virtual Communications' activities in the Internet2 community. As the education marketing manager at First Virtual, he is responsible for ensuring that the company's real-time, rich media communications products and services meet the needs of higher education and K-12 institutions. Gary interacts daily with educators to extend his knowledge of their e-learning requirements and works to deliver "blended" real-time learning solutions that combine high-quality multipoint voice and video with web collaboration tools. Gary is looking forward to working with Internet2 members on the Click to Meet Internet2 Grant Program.
President Faulkner is the 27th president of The University of Texas at Austin. He will discuss the forces and resources, institutions and associations, ideas and desires that are converging to enable the synthesis of a new, much more potent, networking environment.
Henry Chueh is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Codirector of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Laboratory of Computer Science, and Director of Informatics at the MGH Clinical Research Program and the MGH Cardiac Program. Dr. Chueh will talk about the exciting opportunities a high-speed, reliable networking infrastructure offers for identifying and sharing resources that are critical to genomics researchers around the world.
Joanne Hugi, known throughout the Internet2 community for her leadership in regional and national networking, is retiring following three decades of service at the University of Oregon (UO). Hugi served most recently as Associate Vice President for Information Services at the UO Computing Center.
During her tenure, UO became actively engaged in the Internet2 community and is widely recognized for their multicast deployment, engineering, and operation. Hugi was responsible for the university creating the Oregon Gigapop. Beyond Abilene, Joanne and her staff also run the fiber optic backbone, OWEN/NERO.
Hugi served on the Network Planning and Policy Advisory Council for Internet2. She also served on the board of EDUCAUSE, including serving as chair in 1999-2000, and was a long-time member of Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC), serving as chair from 1999 to 2004, as well as serving on the board for several other organizations.
Hugi has always enjoyed travel, with recent trips to China, Singapore, Thailand, and Bhutan. During her travels, she has made connections with various network and computer engineers to strengthen ties and build on collaborative projects that contribute to the global Internet community.
Jeff Pulver, President and CEO of pulver.com, Inc., is a globally respected visionary with more than a decade of experience in Internet and IP communications. He is the author of: Internet Telephone Toolkit (1996/Wiley), the publisher of The Pulver Report, and creator of the Voice on the Net (VON) conferences. Mr. Pulver is the founder of The VON Coalition, Free World Dialup, LibreTel and a co-founder of Vonage, WHP Wireless, pulverInnovations, VON Magazine, and Digisip.
Todd Needham, Research Programs Manager at Microsoft Research, spearheads the company's work to promote collaboration and develop partnerships within the Internet2 community in order to advance networking technology and applications used on the greater Internet. According to Todd, "Internet2 and Abilene offer academia and corporate researchers the opportunity to work together on the technologies that will transform the Internet in the near future. We're working with key Internet2 member researchers and working groups to ensure Microsoft research and development teams are in sync with academic research as almost all of the Internet2 Working Groups touch on core services of our operating and network systems."
Art St. George is responsible for advanced technologies at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Known as the local Internet2 champion at UNM, St. George oversees a computing environment that includes a fiber backbone network interconnecting 135 campus buildings with over 20,000 dataports--providing campus users with networked access to central services as well as the Abilene Network and vBNS. In March 2003, St. George organized an Internet2 Day to raise awareness of the potential for advanced networking applications to campus researchers and faculty at UNM. From 1992-1997, St George was Program Director at NSF with responsibility for two programs: Networking Infrastructure for Education and Applications of Advanced Technologies. St. George also has multiple roles throughout the broader Internet2 member community, including chair of the Campus Bandwidth Management Working Group, member of the Health Sciences Advisory Group, and participant in the Internet2 Member Meeting program committee. In addition, he was recently appointed to the EDUCAUSE Committee on Evolving Technologies.
Jesus Salillas is director of research and development at Prous Science. He spearheads the company's involvement in the Internet2 community. According to Jesus, "Access to advanced networks is key to the success of an application such as MAVS. The amount of multimedia content available across the Internet keeps growing exponentially. Having high-speed access to that information, coupled with MAVS' search capabilities, is putting critical information into the hands of scientists, researchers, and decision-makers much faster."
Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. -- physician, scientist, and pioneer in applying advanced technology to health care -- recently celebrated his 20th anniversary as Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The NLM is the world's largest biomedical library with over 7 million books and extensive web services, which are used more than 700 million times each year by scientists, health professionals, and the general public. These resources are made available to Internet2 members over the Abilene Network. From 1992-1995 Dr. Lindberg also served as the founding Director of the National Coordination Office for High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) at NLM. Dr. Lindberg’s many contributions and accomplishments were highlighted in a celebration held in his honor at the Library of Congress on 20 May 2004. Presenters at this event included Tom Harkin, US Senator, and Elias Zerhouni, Director for the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Erik Mettala, vice president of Network Associates and director of McAfee Research, works closely with Internet2 to research, develop and integrate intrusion prevention technologies into the community's high-performance networks and advanced computing environments. Mettala brings 32 years of research and development leadership and experience with government agencies, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and a number of private companies. While at DARPA, Mettala led a number of key efforts, including a "small project" called "internetworking protocols." Mettala has served Internet2 as a panelist on last year's Virtual Briefing "Operational Challenges of Campus Network Security" and on the recent Webinar "Securing Advanced Corporate Networks."
Adi Regev is the senior director of sales engineering at RADVISION, an Internet2 corporate sponsor engaged in the development and deployment of advanced communications architectures. Adi leads RADVISION's involvement in the Internet2 community, working with the Internet2 Middleware Initiative Video Working Group and the Video Development Initiative on the new H.350 standard that makes videoconferencing easier. Adi brings more than twelve years of engineering and product management experience to RADVISION, including expertise in product planning, policy development and implementation, and business strategy. Prior to joining RADVISION, Adi worked at ELBIT and the Eye Research Institute in Israel as a real-time software engineer.
Kevin Morooney is the Senior Director of Academic Services and Emerging Technologies (ASET), a unit of Information Technology Services (ITS) at The Pennsylvania State University. As Senior Director, Kevin oversees a group of IT service organizations that support a broad-range of research and academic computing activities at Penn State - including the Penn State Portal, high performance computing, e-mail/Web services, visualization, and digital identity management.
In his 16 years at the University, Kevin has helped to spearhead a number of Internet2/Shibboleth projects such as Penn State's groundbreaking collaboration with the online music service, Napster, and the creation of several high performance computing clusters. Shibboleth, a sophisticated computer architecture designed to facilitate the secure sharing of resources between institutions, is currently being tested and applied in a number of ways at Penn State, under the direction of Steve Kellogg, Director of Advanced Information Technologies, and Renee Shuey, Team Leader in Emerging Technologies within ASET. One significant project, involving a collaboration between Penn State and North Carolina State University, represents the first time Shibboleth has been used successfully by two institutions to facilitate college course transactions.
Presentations by Steve Papermaster, the Chairman of Powershift Ventures LP, and Dr. William Wulf, President of the National Academy of Engineering, will be among the highlights at the Spring 2004 Internet2 Member Meeting held April 19-21 in Arlington, Virginia.
Annie Stunden is the Chief Information Officer and Director of the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to Annie's appointment at UW-Madison in February 2000, she led higher education technology organizations at Cornell University, Northwestern University and the University of Rochester. Over her forty-year career in computing, Annie has served on many national boards and committees of prominent academic technology organizations, such as CAUSE, EDUCOM, EDUCAUSE, and CREN. In 2002, she was appointed to the Internet2 Network Planning and Policy Council.
Annie is currently involved in a regional advanced network initiative to extend advanced network capability from Chicago to Seattle across the very northern part of the nation. The Northern Tier Network Consortium is a partnership of universities in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana, Idaho and Washington. On the Madison campus, Annie has been instrumental in assuring that a gigabit network is in place to support the entire campus community.
Dr. Farnam Jahanian is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Arbor Networks and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He works closely with a number of Internet2 members and staff to develop and enhance technologies that help protect advanced networks from a broad spectrum of debilitating attacks. Farnam brings over fifteen years of R&D experience and leadership in networking and distributed computing to his work with the Internet2 community. Farnam led the pioneering research on Internet infrastructure scalability and security that formed the basis of Arbor Networks' technology. He is the author of over 70 published research papers and has served on dozens of government and industry panels.
George McLaughlin is the Director of International Developments for AARNet (Australia's Academic and Research Network). George has been instrumental in establishing international connectivity from Australia to the global R&E networks. Starting with an indefeasible right to use on a 155Mbps circuit between Australia, Hawaii and the US West coast in 2001, to the recently announced dual 10Gbps circuits. He has served on various national and international committees associated with telecommunications and advanced networking and has been recognized for his contributions to advancing telecommunications in Australia as recipient in 2003 of both the ATUG Chairman's award and the Sir Ernest Fisk award.
George is a graduate of the former Royal Institute of Chemistry. He has worked in the chemical, pharmaceutical, engineering, precious metal and information technology industries, has authored more than 50 research papers, and has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Russ Colbert helps to spearhead Polycom's engagement in Internet2 advanced collaboration initiatives. As the Global Education Market Manager at Polycom, Russ focuses on customer and partner success, product development, and industry use of educational technology. In an earlier life, Russ was the United States Navy's Videoteletraining Officer. He established, managed and operated the Navy's nationwide and international multipoint training and conferencing network. He directly supervised the expansion and operation of this network from five locations to twenty-two locations, including ships-at-sea. Russ designed the first shore-to-ship connectivity and course of instruction. He also assisted in the start up of the US Army Teletraining Network (TNET), which has now grown to more than 200 locations.
Pankaj Shah is the Director of Infrastructure, IT Services at Marquette University. At Marquette he has played a pivotal role both in securing the NSF HPNC grant and more recently setting up the Internet2 connectivity. As director of infrastructure, Pankaj supports Marquette University's network backbone, systems, security and telecommunications. Prior to this, he was responsible for setting up the Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC-Ohio) at Columbus, Ohio. ITEC-Ohio is a core component of Abilene and Internet2 backbone, both in terms of technology evaluation and applications testing/development. As Manager of ITEC-Ohio, Pankaj built the team of nationally renowned engineers and technical staff who have contributed greatly to the community. Some of the flagship projects that came out during Pankaj’s leadership at ITEC-Ohio are the TSIS (Transportable Satellite Internet System), the Netflow project, American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC)-Internet2-Ohio State University alliance, H.323 Beacon project and NOC support for the Internet2 Commons.
Morteza A. Rahimi is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Northwestern University and Professor in the McCormick School of Engineering. He has served information technology in higher education as teacher, researcher, and administrator for the past 30 years. In 1996, Dr. Rahimi worked with other university leaders to found Internet2. In collaboration with other major research organizations in the Chicago region, he helped establish the Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN), an advanced regional network that serves many research organizations throughout the Midwest. Dr. Rahimi created the International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) at Northwestern, which partners with many other institutions, government agencies, and corporations on advanced networking research and application projects. He is also a partner in the development of StarLight, an international advanced networking facility on Northwestern’s Chicago campus. Since the early days of NSFnet, an initiative that led to today’s Internet, Dr. Rahimi, has been involved with championing advanced networking at every stage of his career.
Tom Snook is the Chief Technology Officer for the New World Symphony. Through his initiative the New World Symphony (NWS) has fully integrated the use of Internet2 advanced networks into their daily operations. Since its inception, NWS has traditionally relied on visiting coaches and guest artists as teaching faculty for the 87 graduate musicians who are part of a three-year fellowship program. Use of Internet2 advanced networks has allowed NWS to dramatically expand its educational resources through the use of live interactive music master classes, symposiums, and coaching sessions with music programs at Internet2 member universities. Tom Snook serves as Principal Investigator for two key grants: a September 2001 award from the National Endowment of the Arts, which has allowed NWS to expand its distance learning initiatives, and an October 2003 grant from NSF's High-Performance Network Connections (HPNC) program to enhance NWS's connectivity to Internet2 advanced networks-in what may be the first-ever award from the NSF to a musical ensemble. As a result of such support, NWS, along with the Internet2 arts and humanities community-has begun to build a virtual community of music schools that freely exchange resources providing students access to coaches, teachers, and guest artists normally not available within their own campus. Based on the success of the Performance Production Workshop jointly hosted by NWS and Internet2 in 2003, a second Symposium will take place 14-15 January 2004.
Bill St. Arnaud is Senior Director Advanced Networks for CANARIE Inc., Canada's Advanced Internet Development Organization. At CANARIE Bill St. Arnaud has been responsible for the coordination and implementation of Canada's next generation optical Internet initiative called CA*net 4. He was recently featured in a Time Magazine article as the engineer who is "wiring together advanced Canadian Science".
Previously Bill St. Arnaud was the President and founder of a network and software engineering firm called TSA ProForma Inc. TSA was a LAN/WAN software company that developed wide area network client/server systems for use primarily in the financial and information business fields in the Far East and the United States.
Bill St. Arnaud is a frequent guest speaker at numerous conferences on the Internet and optical networking and is a regular contributor to several networking magazines. He is a graduate of Carleton University School of Engineering.
Christopher Etesse is Senior Director of product Development at Blackboard. He has championed Blackboard's participation in Internet2 Middleware initiatives, including the Shibboleth pilot. According to Mr. Etesse, "By combining Internet2's Shibboleth with the open architecture of the Blackboard learning system, ubiquitous access to both the campus infrastructure and the learning system is being provided through an integrated and seamless online environment. The academic community has gained a tremendous solution for the next generation of online education."
Dr. Greg Mogel is Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to his joining USC, Dr. Mogel spent 10 years as an active duty officer in the US Army Medical Corps. While stationed at the US Army Medical Research Command, he participated in the establishment of TATRC, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, serving as Deputy Director for four years. Dr. Mogel remains active at TATRC as Special Assistant to the Director, managing a variety of research projects ranging from digital imaging to functional genomics.
Dr. Mogel, a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, received his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He remains clinically active at USC University Hospital and Los Angeles County Medical Center. His research interests are in the areas of medical networking, decision support and informatics, especially in the impact of advanced technology on the practice of medicine. Dr. Mogel will be among the participants in the Internet2/NLM tutorials and demos, which are taking place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) from 29 November to 5 December.
Jack Suess has spent his career at the University
of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), progressing from student consultant to CIO during the last 21 years. He spent the first 17 years leading the systems programming and network engineering group. During that time he led projects that developed the UNIX infrastructure on campus, designed the campus network infrastructure, and led the campus web development strategy. Suess is presently directing UMBC's enterprise business system implementation of PeopleSoft® and is a member of the UMBC Executive Councl.
Jack was principal investigator for UMBC's vBNS award, has served on multiple NSF and NIH networking panels, and is an active participant in the Internet2 Early Adopters Middleware Initiative. After serving as a subcommittee chair on the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Systems Security Task Force, Jack recently became co-chair of the Task Force with Gordon Wishon, University of Notre Dame. Jack has served on the Internet2 Member Meeting Program Committee, and has given numerous presentations on web technology, portals, and authentication and authorization services.
Darrell Bailey, is the founding executive associate dean of the Indiana University School of Informatics , the first of its kind in the United States and the university's first new school in nearly 30 years. In 2003, the school enrolled over 1,000 students in nine degree programs at its Indianapolis campus. He was also the founding director of the school's new media program. At Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, he holds academic appointments in both the Schools of Informatics and Music and an adjunct appointment in the School of Nursing . In 2003, he authored on CD-ROM (Wadsworth/Thomson Learning) the largest compilation of synchronized text analysis of music of western civilization. Since 1999, he has been involved in Internet2 activities in both the health sciences and arts and humanities. During the Fall 2003 meeting, he presented three sessions on topics ranging from health and medical education to conducting a live stereoscopic music performance between remote locations. As principal investigator of "Health Education for the 21st Century" he is currently working to advance health education through high-performance networking.
Steven Wallace is the founding director of Indiana University's Advanced Network Management Lab (ANML), which focuses its research in the areas of network visualization, security, performance, and wireless management. Prior to forming the ANML in 2000, Wallace managed the engineering activities of the Abilene Network Operations Center, while also serving as a technical advisor to Indiana University's CIO. Wallace, a graduate of Indiana University, has more than twenty years of experience in software development and network management.
Michael Galich, President and CEO of inSORS Integrated Communications, Inc., established the company's Internet2 Members Program to create the new Internet2 Virtual Venue and associated discount program. According to Mr. Galich, "The Internet2 community and Access Grid technology are a natural fit. Internet2 provides the robust connectivity, and inSORS enables the immersive collaborative environment. It's a win-win on multiple levels and inSORS is excited to bring these services to the Internet2 community."
Paul Messina, who will present in the Opening Plenary on October 15, is Distinguished Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Lab, visiting professor at CERN, and visiting research scholar at the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California. From 1987 to 2002 he was at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he held the positions of Faculty Associate in Scientific Computing, Assistant Vice President for Scientific Computing, and Director of Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research. He served on the NSF Blue Ribbon Panel on Cyberinfrastructure in 2002 and in 1999-2000 he served as Director of the Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing for Defense Programs in the National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, where he managed the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative.
John Delaney is Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, and Director of the NEPTUNE Program. He will present the Closing Plenary address during the Member Meeting. A marine geologist, Delaney’s research focuses on the deep-sea vulcanism of the Juan de Fuca Ridge in the northeast Pacific Ocean. He has served as chief scientist on numerous oceanographic research cruises and led a joint expedition with the American Museum of Natural History in 1998 to recover four volcanic sulfide structures from the Ridge. This was the subject of a NOVA/PBS documentary. As Director of NEPTUNE, he leads the multi-institutional, international team that is developing a regional-scale ocean observatory, a 3,000-km network of fiber-optic/electrical cable that will heavily instrument the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate and the ocean above it. Delaney is Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, co-directs the REVEL program that supports science teacher participation in sea-going research, and serves on a NASA committee planning a mission to the icy moons of Europa.
Franz Kurfess is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Cal Poly has a task force of Internet2 champions, one for each college, to explore and promote the use of Internet2. As the champion for the College of Engineering, Franz is trying to get faculty, students, and staff to make use of the technologies available through Internet2 networks. During the spring 2003 semester, Kurfess taught CPE/CSC 490: Selected Advanced Topics — Internet2. In his CSC 490 course, Kurfess and his students explored such Internet2 advanced applications as videoconferencing, video streaming, tele-collaboration, and tele-immersion. Several Internet2 staff members—including Douglas Van Houweling, Internet2 President and CEO—made presentations to the class via videoconferencing. Kurfess obtained his doctorate from the Technical University of Munich, Germany and joined the faculty at Cal Poly in 2000. His main teaching and research activities are in the areas of artificial intelligence and neural networks, in particular methods and tools for the organization and management of knowledge.
See a video of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo's Internet2 activities here.
Mike Enyeart is a Telecommunication Scientist in the University Information Technology Services division of Indiana University, where he has worked for over 25 years in various IT-related capacities. Mike, along with Walt Magnussen of Texas A&M, co-chair the Internet2 Voice over IP Working Group, which is very actively involved in developing national and international communication capabilities using Abilene and related networks.
Walt Magnussen is the Director of Telecommunications at Texas A&M University and an Associate Director for the Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technology at Texas A&M. Along with co-chairing the Voice over IP working group he is currently working on the optical network initiatives in Texas. He has worked on distance education network projects in over 30 countries around the world and is a member of the Telecommunications Planning and Oversight Council that is responsible for the State of Texas TeXAN network.
For more information on WG activities see www.internet2.edu/voip.
Dr. Rick Rashid, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Research (MSR), is a member of the Internet2 Industry Strategy Council, which provides the Internet2 Board of Trustees with strategic vision and input related to advanced networking and applications development, and helps focus technology transfer aspects of Internet2 initiatives. Since Rashid joined Microsoft in 1991 to help found Microsoft Research, he has been central to the growth and recognition of MSR as a global leader in the world of basic and applied research in computer science. Under his guidance, Microsoft Research has grown to include more than 500 research and advanced technology staff on three continents, with labs in Redmond; San Francisco; Cambridge, England; and most recently in Beijing.
Marc Overhage, MD, PhD, recently joined the Internet2 Health Science Advisory Group. Dr. Overhage, Associate Professor of Medicine and Investigator, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care at Indiana University, is known for his work creating regional electronic medical records and the application of clinical decision support at the point of care. Overhage’s research projects include the National Library of Medicine-funded Indianapolis Testbed network for Next Generation Internet (NGI) Applications to Telemedicine. The major goals of this project are to convert the Indianapolis Network for Patient Care into a testbed of NGI technologies including IP security, Quality of Service (QoS) in televideo applications at a nursing home, and IP roaming capabilities with portable wireless workstations (nomadic computing) in clinical settings. Another research project is Improving Safety by Computerizing Outpatient Prescribing, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The goal of this project is to develop an electronic medical record-based approach to identify adverse drug interactions in outpatients to determine better order entry procedures for ensuring patient safety.
Already well known in the DCE and IMS worlds Scott Cantor of Ohio State University quickly assumed a leading role in the design of Shibboleth with many important insights and refinements. His contributions extended to co-authoring the Shibboleth architecture document and programming an open-source implementation consistant with OASIS' SAML 1.0 & 1.1 CR specifications. He then acted as the lead coder for Internet2's reference implementation of the Shibboleth Architecture, the newly released Shibboleth v1.0
In addition, Scott is very active in a broad range of standards activities. He is an active participant in the OASIS SAML Technical Committee, the Project Liberty specification effort, and a number of IMS-related efforts.
Internet2 would like to extend its thanks on behalf of the Internet2 community to Scott and all who contributed to this achievement.
Richard Mavrogeanes, President, Founder and Chairman of VBrick Systems, has been instrumental in establishing MPEG compressed video as the standard for videoconferencing and multicast streaming over the Internet2.
Through the donation of encoders and decoders and involvement in research programs such as the Immersion Institute at Mystic Aquarium (CT), Mavrogeanes and VBrick have played a significant role in several groundbreaking projects. Mystic Aquarium is using VBricks to stream live underwater video from Monterey Bay through University of California (Santa Cruz) to the University of Connecticut. The video is displayed on large video walls in the Immersion Institute at the aquarium, where visitors can witness America’s undersea treasures without leaving the aquarium. The program, initiated by legendary undersea explorer and scientist Dr. Robert Ballard, provides valuable information to researchers as well as entertainment to visitors at Mystic Aquarium.
Joel J. Mambretti is Director of the International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) at Northwestern University, which is focused on developing digital communications for the 21st Century. The Center, which was created in partnership with a number of major high tech corporations, focuses on large scale next generation infrastructure and applications (metro, regional, national, and global), high performance network middleware, advanced optical networks, and public policy studies related to large scale networking.
He is also Director of the Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN), an advanced high-performance network interlinking research organizations in seven upper-midwest states.
Mambretti is a principle investigator on the I-WIRE project, a state-wide optical research network. He is a member of Chicago’s Council of Technology Advisors (MCTA), where he co-Chairs the Council’s Committee on Digital Communications Infrastructure. He co-authored the book “Next Generation Internet,” published by Wiley.
Errol Ginsberg is co-founder, President, and CEO of Ixia with broad-ranging expertise in the design, development, and successful commercial marketing of technologies for the distributed networking community. Under Mr. Ginsberg's leadership, Ixia formed the Ixia University Partners Program in collaboration with Internet2 to provide traffic generation and analysis equipment to Internet2 universities. According to Mr. Ginsberg, "Ixia is pleased to expand its relationship with the Internet2 community by providing sophisticated network analysis equipment in support of Internet2 Member Meetings and events."
Mark Gannon, Manager of Motorola Labs Networks and Infrastructure Research Lab in Schaumburg, Illinois, noted that many industries are leveraging Internet2. According to Mark, “The panel discussion on technology transfer at the fall member meeting included representatives from Ford, Johnson & Johnson, and Motorola. These companies from different industries found a variety of ways of utilizing Internet2, from high speed connectivity, to grid computing capabilities, to incorporating access grid node technology into product prototypes.” Mark concluded, “From Motorola Labs’ perspective, we are endeavoring to determine if the Internet2 community’s technologies can be the starting point of something as impactful for today’s broadband Internet as the Mosaic browser was for the Internet of the 1990s.”
Presentations by Peter A. Freeman (right), Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, and David B. Nelson (second right), Director of the National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research and Development, will be among the highlights at the Spring 2003 Internet2 Member Meeting held April 9-11 in Arlington, Virginia.
Gary Allen is Executive Director of the University of Missouri Bioinformatics Consortium (UMBC) and chairs the Internet2 Veterinary Medicine Sponsored Interest Group. The UMBC is developing and supporting high-performance computing and data storage infrastructure that is shared by researchers across the four campuses (Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, St. Louis) of the University of Missouri System. Recently, he coordinated efforts for high-bandwidth, interactive videoconferencing used to facilitate the Missouri Life Sciences Week. In addition to his work with the UMBC, Gary is Director of Advanced Computing Environments for Information and Access Technology Services at the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC), and Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology at the UMC College of Veterinary Medicine.
Greg Palmer took the Director's seat of the MAGPI GigaPoP in Philadelphia at a time when there were only two active participants. By emphasizing the importance of high performance applications in a "Grass Roots" approach, MAGPI now provides Internet2 connectivity for five Internet2 University Members plus a number of Affiliates, Sponsored Participants, and Corporate members throughout the region. In addition to supporting over a billion dollars of scientific research funding in the region, MAGPI focuses on enabling the delivery of advanced education projects including international language and cultural initiatives and thearts and humanities.
Charles Severance is a Senior Research Programmer at the University of Michigan working on the CHEF project (www.chefproject.org). CHEF is an open-source toolkit for developing collaborative web portals for both Grid and non-Grid environments. CHEF is being used to develop the NEES Grid portal which supports collaborative earthquake engineering.
Charles is the author of the O'Reilly book on High Performance Computing and has taught programing, architecture, and high performance computing courses.
Charles' research area has been distance education using multimedia on the web. He has written several tools for recording lecture material including Sync-O-Matic-2000 and UM.Lectures. He is also a participant in the Web Lecture Archive Project which is developing a collection of reusable online lectures
In his spare time he does a number of media projects including several television shows, and a monthly radio callin program.
Florencio Utreras has been the head of Chile's Academic Network, REUNA, since 1990 when the initiative of creating REUNA was first launched by CONICYT (Chile's Science Foundation) and the Council of Presidents of the Chilean Universities. Under Florencio's leadership REUNA was the first academic network in Latin America to join the Internet2 community in July 2000 and is now actively involved in the creation of the Latin American Network (CLARA). Since April 2001, REUNA has been fostering the use of advanced networks in Chile. A major part of that effort is carried out in every year's event on advanced networking "Ciencia y Cultura sobre Internet2" which will take place this year at Iquique in the north of Chile.
As one of the principals of the AMPATH project, Heidi Alvarez has been working with the research and education community that need high-performance networking to the region of South and Central America, and the Caribbean. She recently collaborated with leading high-energy physicists on a successful proposal to create and operate An Inter-Regional Grid-Enabled Center for Research and Educational Outreach at FIU, encompassing an integrated program of research, network infrastructure development, and education and outreach. This proposal will help develop an advanced networking and Grid computing infrastructure that will draw in new collaborators from South America to the CMS experiment at CERN. Her work with the astronomy community led to the successful connections of the Gemini South telescope in Chile and the Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico to Internet2’s Abilene network via AMPATH. Heidi has successfully organized three AMPATH workshops, two in Miami and one in Valdivia, Chile with support from the NSF’s CISE-ANIR division. Her latest workshop takes place this month in Miami, at Florida International University, starting January 29th.
Alan Whitney and his colleagues at MIT Haystack Observatory has been working cooperatively with NASA, ISI, MAX and MIT Lincoln Laboratory to demonstrate sustained Gbps data transfer from NASA/GSFC in Maryland to MIT Haystack Observatory to support electronic real-time transmission of Very-Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) data for ultra-high-resolution studies of distant radio objects. In October 2002, successful demonstration experiments were conducted using antennas at NASA/GSFC and Westford, MA using this 'e-VLBI technique. Haystack Observatory, in collaboration with the MIT Labortory for Computer Science, have recently been awarded a 3-year grant from NSF to develop specialized IP protocols to support high-speed data-streaming applications such as e-VLBI. With the advent of fast global networks, it is likely that much VLBI activity in the future will move from shipping of data tapes and disks to real-time transmission via the Internet.
Mark Ellisman's well-established research activities include projects aimed at obtaining new insight into how the nervous system functions at the cellular level. His pioneering research activities have linked distributed instruments, grid computational resources and federated databases using advanced high performance networks, including IPv6. He is a Professor of Neurosciences and Bioengineering at UCSD and directs the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging at UCSD and the Biomedical Informatics Research Network for the National Institutes of Health. Ellisman also leads the Neuroscience Thrust for NPACI and is a member of the Internet2 Applications Strategy Council.
Donna Cox is an acknowledged pioneer in merging computer technology and art to create new forms of scientific visualization. Cox is a full professor in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's School of Art and Design, holds a joint appointment with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, was named Indiana University's first Distinguished Visiting Technologist, and is a member of the Internet2 Applications Strategy Council.
Bob Dixon, who is Senior Systems Developer/Engineer at OARnet and Chief Research Engineer for the Office of the CIO at Ohio State University, is widely known throughout the Internet2 community as a videoconferencing expert, enthusiast, and evangelist. “Internet2 allows me to experiment with things that push the state of the art and do demonstrations and special events that would otherwise be impossible. It is very stimulating to be able to let one’s imagination roam free, without the fetters of bandwidth and network quality holding you back.”