About The Authors

Larry Peterson is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus at Princeton University, where he served as Chair from 2003-2009. His research focuses on the design, implementation, and operation of Internet-scale distributed systems, including the widely used PlanetLab and MeasurementLab platforms. He is currently contributing to the Aether access-edge cloud project at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), where he serves as Chief Scientist. Peterson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, the 2010 recipient of the IEEE Kobayashi Computer and Communication Award, and the 2013 recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM Award. He received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University.

Oguz Sunay is Chief Architect for the Network and Edge Group (NEX) at Intel, which he joined as part of Intel’s acquisition of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) engineering team. While at ONF, he was Vice President for Research & Development, where led all mobile-related projects. Before joining ONF, Sunay was the CTO at Argela-USA, where he was the innovator of a Programmable Radio Access Network Architecture (ProgRAN) for 5G that enabled the world’s first dynamically programmable RAN slicing solution. He has also held prior industry positions at Nokia Research Center and Bell Laboratories, where he focused on 3G and 4G end-to-end systems architectures and participated and chaired various standardization activities. Sunay has also spent over 10 years in academia, as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds many U.S. and European patents on various aspects of 3G, 4G, and 5G, and has authored numerous journal and conference publications. He received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. from Queen’s University, Canada, and his B.Sc.Hon. from METU, Turkey.

Bruce Davie is a computer scientist noted for his contributions to the field of networking. He is a former VP and CTO for the Asia Pacific region at VMware. He joined VMware during the acquisition of Software Defined Networking (SDN) startup Nicira. Prior to that, he was a Fellow at Cisco Systems, leading a team of architects responsible for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). Davie has over 30 years of networking industry experience and has co-authored 17 RFCs. He was recognized as an ACM Fellow in 2009 and chaired ACM SIGCOMM from 2009 to 2013. He was also a visiting lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for five years. Davie is the author of multiple books and the holder of more than 40 U.S. Patents.