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. He is a co-author of the best selling networking textbook Computer Networks: A Systems Approach (6e), which is now available as open source on GitHub. 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 leading the CORD and Aether access-edge cloud projects at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), where he serves CTO. Professor 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 in 1985.

Oguz Sunay is currently the Vice President for Research & Development at ONF, where he leads all mobile-related projects. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Architect for Mobile Networking at ONF. 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.