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PANEL 2 - Participants

Moderator: Prof. Stefano Salsano (University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)

ssalsano Stefano Salsano received its PhD from the University of Rome (La Sapienza) in 1998. Between the end of 1997 and 2000, he worked with CoRiTeL, a telecommunications research institute, where he was co-ordinator of IP-related research. Since November 2000 he has been an assistant professor (“Ricercatore”) at the University of Rome (Tor Vergata). He is senior member of IEEE. He has participated in the EU funded projects INSIGNIA, ELISA (leading the work package on Traffic Control), AQUILA (leading the work package on Traffic Control), FIFTH, SIMPLICITY (leading the work package on architecture definition), E2R, SMS (technical leader of the project), PERIMETER, CONVERGENCE, OFELIA (on the realization of an European wide open testbed of Software Defined Networking, leading the work package on Information Centric Networking). His current research interests include Information-Centric Networking, Software Defined Networking, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Seamless Mobility. He is co-author of more than 110 papers and of an IETF RFC.



Dante Malagrinò (CEO, Embrane, Santa Clara, CA, USA)

dmalagrinoBorn and raised in Italy, Dante is the co-founder and CEO of Embrane, where he leads and inspires the team to turn the company’s vision into execution, drives the values and the culture that define the company, and sometimes stocks the break-room. His professional life before that is pretty simple: a little over 10 years at Cisco. He was part of one of the most successful teams at Cisco, building the Catalyst 6500 family of switches. He later became part of the founding team of Andiamo, a spin-off that Cisco created to enter and disrupt the storage networking market. More recently, he led the worldwide marketing campaign for Cisco’s Data Center 3.0 strategy. While at Cisco he wore several hats: engineer, product manager, marketing manager and sales manager. He even spent three years in Europe, evangelizing Cisco’s Data Center story to the market. Dante holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and several patents in the areas of networking, storage and data center infrastructure. He also has experience as spokesperson with press, analysts and investors and he represented Cisco in several official industry organizations, such as SNIA Europe. When he is not thinking about how to power the agile network, Dante enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and cooking homemade pizza from scratch.

Prof. Laurent Mathy (University of Liege, Belgium)

lmathy Prof. Laurent Mathy graduated in Electrical Engineering (Computer Science) from the University of Liège, Belgium, in June 1993 and received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Lancaster University, England, in January 2000. In November 1993, he joined the Research Unit in Networking (RUN) of the University of Liège as a research engineer. From November 1995 till August 1996, he was a visiting researcher in the Center for Integrated Computer Systems Research (CICSR), the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He joined the Computing Department in Lancaster in September 1996, where he has since established a research group, and was awarded a Personal Chair, in Networked Systems. Laurent was on sabbatical leave in 2006-2007, and spent time as a visiting research director at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, France, and as a visiting professor at the University of Liège and the University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium. He was the Director of Studies for the Advanced MSc Programme in Computer Science and the MSc in Networking and Internet Systems at Lancaster University, UK. Laurent has many refereed publications and has extensively been serving the research community. In particular, he is a founding and steering committee member for the ACM CoNEXT conference, has served on the Technical Programme Committees (TPC) of top conferences in his field (e.g. ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE Infocom, ACM Multimedia, IFIP Networking, etc), and was the TPC co-chair for IMC 2009 and ICCCN 2010. He has enjoyed many invitations to give seminars, talks and tutorials, and serve on expert panels, and was the recipient of the Young Researcher Award of CFIP'99.

Zoltán Richárd Turányi (Senior Specialist, Ericsson Research, Hungary)

Zoltán Richárd Turányi is Senior Specialist at Ericsson Research Hungary. He received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Budapest in 1996. In 1997 he joined Ericsson's Traffic Analysis and Network Performance Laboratory (Traffic Lab), where he worked on network performance simulation, QoS and IP mobility. He was a visiting researcher at Columbia University in 2002. In 2004-6 he was leading the Beyond 3G research group in Traffic Lab. Since then he co-ordinates the efforts of Traffic Lab in the area of mobile system architecture evolution. In recent years his focus shifted to Internet of Things and Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Cedric Westphal (Principal Architect, Huawei Innovations, Santa Clara, CA, USA)

cwestphalCedric Westphal is a Principal Research Architect with Huawei Innovations working on future network architectures, both for wired and wireless networks. Since 2009, he also is an adjunct assistant professor with the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to Huawei, he was with DOCOMO Innovations from 2007-2011 in the Networking Architecture Group. His work at DOCOMO has covered several topics, all related to next generation network architectures: scalable routing, network virtualization and reliability, using social networks for traffic offloading, etc. Prior to that, he was at Nokia Research Center from 2000 to 2006. He received a MSEE in 1995 from Ecole Centrale Paris, and a MS (1995) and Ph.D. (2000) in EE from the University of California, Los Angeles. Cedric Westphal has co-authored over fifty journal and conference papers, including several best paper awards; and been awarded twenty patents. He has been an area editor for the ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking since 2009, an assistant editor for (Elsevier) Computer Networks journal, and a guest editor for Ad Hoc Networks journal. He has served as a reviewer for the NSF, GENI, the EU FP7, and other funding agencies; he has co-chaired the program committee of several conferences, including IEEE ICC (NGN symposium). He is a senior member of the IEEE. He was vice-chair for Infocom 2010.