Software Defined Networks and the Maturing of the Internet
Wednesday 30 April 2014 | Royal Institution, London, UK
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About the speaker
Nick McKeown, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University
Nick McKeown (PhD/MS UC Berkeley ’95/’92; B.E Univ. of Leeds, ’86) is the Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield and Sequoia Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, and Faculty Director of the Open Networking Research Center.
From 1986-1989 he worked for Hewlett-Packard Labs in Bristol, England. In 1995, he helped architect Cisco's GSR 12000 router. In 1997 Nick co-founded Abrizio Inc. (acquired by PMC-Sierra), where he was CTO. He was co-founder and CEO of Nemo (“Network Memory”), which is now part of Cisco. In 2007 he co-founded Nicira (acquired by VMware) with Martin Casado and Scott Shenker. In 2011, he co-founded the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) with Scott Shenker.
Nick is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM. In 2005, he was awarded the British Computer Society Lovelace Medal, in 2009 the IEEE Kobayashi Computer and Communications Award and in 2012 the ACM Sigcomm Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nick is the STMicroelectronics Faculty Scholar, the Robert Noyce Faculty Fellow, a Fellow of the Powell Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.
In 2000, he received the IEEE Rice Award for the best paper in communications theory. Nick's current research interests include software defined networks (SDN), how to enable more rapid improvements to the Internet infrastructure, and tools and platforms for networking research and teaching.