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The Networking Channel


Guru Parulkar

Guru Parulkar is Executive Director of ONF and ON.Lab, and Executive Director of Stanford Platform Lab, and Consulting Professor of EE at Stanford University. Guru has been in the field of networking for over 25 years. He joined Stanford in 2007 as Executive Director of its Clean Slate Internet Design Program. At Stanford Guru helped create three programs: OpenFlow / Software-Defined Networking, Programmable Open Mobile Internet 2020, and Stanford Experimental Data Center Laboratory. Prior to Stanford, Guru spent four years at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and worked with the broader research community to create programs such as GENI, Future Internet Design, and Network of Sensor Systems. Guru received NSF Director’s award for Program Management excellence. Before NSF Guru founded several startups including Growth Networks (acquired by Cisco) and Sceos (IPO’d as Ruckus Wireless). Guru served as Entrepreneur in Residence at NEA in 2001 and received NEA’s Entrepreneurship Award. Prior to this Guru spent over 12 years at Washington University in St. Louis where he was a Professor of Computer Science, Director of Applied Research Laboratory and the head of research and prototyping of high performance networking and multimedia systems. Guru received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Delaware in 1987. Guru is a recipient of the Alumni Outstanding Achievement award and the Frank A. Pehrson Graduate Student Achievement award.

Sachin Katti

Sachin Katti is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He recently received his PhD in EECS from MIT in 2009. His research focuses on designing and building next generation high capacity wireless networks using techniques from information and coding theory. His dissertation research focused on redesigning wireless mesh networks with network coding as the central unifying design paradigm. The dissertation won the 2008 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award – Honorable Mention, the George Sprowls Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in EECS at MIT. His work on network coding was also awarded a MIT Deshpande Center Innovation Grant, and won the 2009 William Bennett Prize for Best Paper in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. His research interests are in networks, wireless communications, applied coding theory and security.

Florian kaltenberger

Florian Kaltenberger was born in Vienna, Austria in 1978. He received his Diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) and his PhD both in Technical Mathematics (with distinction) from the Vienna University of Technology 2002 and 2007 respectively. Between 2003 and 2007 he was a junior researcher in the wireless communications group at the Austrian Research Centers GmbH, where he was working on the development of low-complexity smart antenna and MIMO algorithms as well as on the ARC SmartSim real-time hardware channel simulator. He joined Eurecom as a post-doctoral research engineer in 2007 and became an assistant professor in 2011. He is currently teaching a course on radio engineering and is part of the team managing the Eurecom real-time open-source testbed His research interests include signal processing for wireless communications, MIMO communication systems, receiver design and implementation, MIMO channel modeling and simulation, and hardware implementation issues.

Christian Maciocco


Christian is a Principal Engineer and Director of Telecom Systems Research in Intel Labs working on platform and communications research in Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Christian is Intel’s board member representative to the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Technical Committee, member of the ONF Open Mobile Evolved Core ( Technical Steering Team, Intel’s Principal Investigator of an Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC), co-funded with VMWare, on Edge Computing at UC Berkeley (, previously Intel’s PI of an ISTC co-funded with AT&T, at UC Berkeley ( with co-PIs at Stanford, CMU, Princeton, and EPFL. Previous work included wireless communication, system energy efficiency, media streaming and IP telephony, DTV data broadcast, optical networking, as well as representing Intel in standards organizations like the IETF, ATM Forum, and ATSC. Christian has 70 patents granted, on-going patent applications, co-authored 34 publications including three best paper awards, and received two Intel Achievement Awards, Intel’s highest award. He earned a Diplôme d’Ingénieur – Ecole Spéciale de Mécanique & Electricité – Paris.


Abhimanyu (Manu) Gosain

Abhimanyu (Manu) Gosain is a Senior Technical Program Director for PAWR and Director of Industry Engagement for Institute of Wireless Internet of Things at Northeastern University. In this role, he is in charge of setting strategic goals and the research agenda for a $100M public-private partnership for the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program and $25M DARPA Colosseum program. He serves as a Board Member for the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance, Founding member for Magma Core Foundation, university representative for O-RAN Alliance, Telecom Infra Project and co-chair on organizing committee and program committees for 6GSymposium, EuCNC,IEEE InfoCom and ACM WinTech. His numerous professional publications and experience exemplify use-inspired basic research in the field of networking technologies such as LTE, 5G, AI/ML, edge computing and Internet of Things. He is an IEEE Senior Member. He received his M.S. degree from Tufts University and M.B.A. from Boston University with High Honors.