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Ronald van der Pol

Since December 2012 I work at SURFnet where I scout for and assess new network technology. In order to get a good understanding of emerging technologies I like to get my hands dirty. 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, NLnet Labs and SARA. In recent years my focus is on high performance networking, network monitoring and measurements, end-to-end performance, programmable dataplanes (OpenFlow/P4), OpenDaylight, disaggregation in networking and intent and model driven networking. I hold masters degrees in both Physics and Computer Science.

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From 2005 to 2012 I coordinated the network innovation work at SARA, currently part of the SURF organisation.

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.

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: 11 February 2016