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Ronald van der Pol

Since December 2012 I work at SURFnet as senior network innovation advisor. I have been working in the field of Education and Research Networks for more than twenty years. My former employers include the VU University in Amsterdam, SURFnet and NLnet Labs. At SURFnet I specialized on IPv6 and I am co-author of several RFCs. In recent years my focus is on optical networks, especially hybrid network monitoring, end-to-end performance and network access for demanding applications. I am currently the project leader of network innovation at SARA. I hold masters degrees in both Physics and Computer Science.

From 2002 to 2005 I worked at NLnet Labs as a developer on IPv6 projects.

From 1997 to 2002 I worked at SURFnet (the national research network of the Netherlands) at the department of Network Services. Besides operational tasks I was the IPv6 project leader. As of November 2001 the SURFnet5 production network is dual stack with OC192 native IPv6 links.

From 1990 to 1997 I worked at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam as system and network manager.

In 1988 I started two years of research on high temperature superconductors (YBaCuO) at the Delft University of Technology.

I hold a M.Sc. in both Physics and Computer Science. Both were received at the Vrije Universiteit.

I am a frequent visitor of GLIF and IETF meetings.




Latest update: 31 August 2015