Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ESnet Appoints Policy Board: Vinton Cerf, Jagdeep Singh, David Clark...

The Department of Energy's ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network, has appointed the following distinguished leaders to serve for three-year terms on its Policy Board:

Larry Smarr, founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at the University of California San Diego and UC Irvine. Previously Smarr was the founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Vinton Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet.

Kristin Rauschenbach is Vice President and Department Head of the Disruptive Information Processing Technologies group at BBN Technologies and serves as the Substrate Architect for the GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) Project Office. She was previously co-founder & CEO of PhotonEx and Associate Division Head at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory.

Jagdeep Singh is the Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Infinera, where he also served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. He is a Member of the Advisory Council at Stanford Graduate School of Business and was previously president and general manager of CIENA Corporation's Core Switching Division.

David Clark is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Since the mid 70s, Clark has been leading the development of the Internet.

Cees de Laat is associate professor and group leader of the System and Network Engineering Science group at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He is co-founder and organizer of several of the past meetings of the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) and founding member of

David Foster is head of the Communications and Network Group at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, where he is responsible for all the electronic communications of the laboratory. Educated as a physicist, he also holds an MBA and has been widely published in computer science journals and related publications.

ESnet is the high-performance research network that connects 40 DOE research sites across the country. ESnet recently announced $62 million in funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act to build a 100 GigE prototype network. When completed in the fall of 2011, the prototype network will connect DOE's supercomputing centers at Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne and Oak Ridge national laboratories, as well as an international peering point in New York.