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Joint ITU/IEEE Workshop on Ethernet - Emerging Applications and Technologies
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panslow.jpgPete Anslow

Pete Anslow is the Associate Rapporteur of Q.6/15, is the Liaison Rapporteur for SG15 to IEEE 802.3, was the Chair of the Optical Sub-task Force of IEEE 802.3ba, the Editor of IEEE 802.3bg and the Editor for the BWA Ad Hoc.

After graduating in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London, Pete worked for Racal on VHF radio design for 3 years before joining STC’s Harlow Labs in 1980.  He worked there on Optical transmission technology for submarine systems until STC was taken over by Nortel and the lab changed focus to terrestrial optical systems in 1994.  Pete became the leader of the Optical Physical Layer Advanced Technology Group from 2003 to the end of 2004 when he changed role to participate in optical standards full time, transitioning to Ciena in March 2010 with their acquisition of Nortel’s Optical business.
mbennett.jpg​Mike Bennett

Mr. Bennett is a Network Engineering Group Lead for the Energy Sciences Network at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.  He has over 30 years of combined experience in electronics and enterprise networking.  Mike manages the Network Engineering Services Group, which is responsible for operating and maintaining the nation’s premier science research and education network.  He is an IEEE standards association member and contributor of end-user’s perspective to a number of Ethernet standards.  Mike was Chair of the IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet Task Force and continues to promote the reduction of ICT energy use in standards development.
lbrown.jpgLes Brown

Les Brown has over 30 years of experience in the standardization of wire-line data communication technologies, including voice-band modems, DSL modems, and wire-line based home networking. He has held several positions of leadership in ITU-T (formerly CCITT) including Rapporteur for V.90 (the 56k voice-band modem standard), Associate Rapporteur for G.993.2 (the VDSL2 standard), and Chair of the Focus Group on Smart Grid. He is currently the Rapporteur for G.996x (the broadband wireline home networking standard) and Associate Rapporteur for He also attends the Broadband Forum where he is on the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Metallic Transmission working group.
Over the years, Les has worked for Motorola Codex, Conexant Mindspeed, Centillium Communications, Texas Instruments, and Infineon Technologies. He currently works for Lantiq.
mcarroll.jpgMartin Carroll

​Martin Carroll is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Verizon, responsible for technical standards management and strategy for optical technologies supporting access and transport networks. Martin is Chair of FSAN, an interest group for the world's leading telecommunications services providers, equipment suppliers, and independent test labs to assist the industry in specifying fiber-based access networks; co-editor of draft ITU-T Recommendation G.989.1 NG-PON2 Requirements; and a proactive contributor in ITU-T SG15, IEEE 802.3, Ethernet Alliance, and ATIS. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University in 1981 and has over 30 years of data and telecommunications experience with Verizon. Supporting key initiatives, Martin has worked across a wide range of technologies through various positions in outside plant engineering, product development, program management, technical regulatory and legal support, patent engineering, and standards management.
jdambrosia.jpg​John D’Ambrosia

​John D’Ambrosia is the Chief Ethernet Evangelist in the CTO Office Dell.  In this capacity John has been an industry leader in the development of Ethernet-related technologies since 1999.  Currently, he is chairing the IEEE P802.3bj 100 Gb/s Backplane and Copper Cable Task Force and the IEEE 802.3 Higher Speed Ethernet Consensus Ad hoc.  In addition, John is a founder of the Ethernet Alliance, and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Prior to these efforts, John served as chair of the IEEE P802.3ba Task Force, which developed the specifications for 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Ethernet, as well as chair of the Optical Internetworking Forum's Market Awareness & Education committee.  D’Ambrosia writes a blog for EE Times, called Ethernet Watch, which may be found at
wwdiab.jpgWael William Diab

Wael William Diab works as a Senior Technical Director in the Office of the CTO at Broadcom. He is responsible for defining technical strategy for the Infrastructure & Networking Group (ING). Prior to Broadcom, Diab worked at Cisco in various technical, architectural, and business leadership roles, focused on next-generation networking products and technologies.

Diab is a Senior Member of the IEEE and was elected as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group, serving in that position since 2008. Diab is a member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board and the IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC). He was elected to the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) and serves as its Vice-Chair. He is also the IEEE-MGA liaison to the IEEE-SA.

Named winner of the 2011 TechAmerica Innovator Awards for his leadership in Green Technology, Diab was recognized by the David Packard Medal of Achievement and Innovator Awards for his leadership in the development of Energy Efficient Ethernet Networking solutions.

Diab holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, a BA degree in Economics from Stanford, and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School of Business. He holds over 100 US issued patents in the networking space.
Daniel Dove

For the last fifteen months, Dan has been leading the “IEEE 802.3 Next Generation 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Optical Ethernet Study Group.” This project recently was approved to become the IEEE 802.3bm Task Force.

Dan has been working at Applied Micro for a year and helping them to establish a technology strategy that will position them for success in Data Center networking. In addition to his responsibility to identify new technology opportunities, he represents them in key networking consortia and standards bodies including IEEE 802.3, OIF, and the Ethernet Alliance.

Prior to his employment at Applied Micro, Dan was Principal Engineer for Physical Layer Technologies at Hewlett Packard’s Networking Business unit. He worked at HP for 31 years spanning a career that started in production assembly and worked through a technical ladder to his ultimate role as a Master level engineer.

Dan has been working in the IEEE 802.3 Working Group since 1988, participated in many projects, and led the 802.3ak 10GBASE-CX4 project to successful completion.

He is married, has three grown children, and loves the outdoors. He and his wife live on a 50-acre ranch in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
effenberger.jpgFrank Effenberger

​After completing his doctoral work in 1995, Dr. Effenberger took a position with Bellcore (now Telcordia) where he analyzed all types of access network technologies, focusing on those that employed passive optical networks.  He witnessed the early development of the FSAN initiative and the development of the APON standard.  In 2000, he moved to Quantum Bridge Communications (now a part of Motorola), where he managed system engineering in their PON division.  This work supported the development and standardization of advanced optical access systems based on B-PON and G-PON technologies.  In 2006, he became Director of FTTx in the advanced technology department of Futurewei Technologies USA.  He remains heavily involved in standards work, and has been the leading contributor and editor of the major PON standards in the ITU.  In 2008, he became the chairman of ITU-T Q2/15 – the group that creates standards for optical access systems.  He and his team work on forward-looking fiber and copper access technologies, including the 802.3av 10G EPON and ITU XG-PON topics.  Notably, his team supported the world’s first trials of XG-PON and 40G-PON.  In 2011, he was named as Huawei Fellow, and in 2012 was promoted to VP of access research.
Marek Hajduczenia

​Dr. Marek Hajduczenia is currently employed by ZTE Corporation and focuses on R&D for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPON).

He is involved in IEEE 802.3 WG, where he was associated editor for IEEE Std 802.3av-2009 (10G-EPON) and Chief Editor for IEEE 802.3bf-2011, and currently acting as the Task Force Chair for IEEE P802.3bk (Extended EPON) project. He supports IEEE P1904.1 SIEPON with technical contributions and acts as Chief Editor for the project, including technical Editor for IEEE P1904.1 Conformance01 project. Marek participates also in CableLabs under the DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE™) projects, including both phase 1 and phase 2, as well as certification programs under the same organization.

Marek received his PhD degree in the area of electronics and telecommunication, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Currently, he holds more than 35 international and European patents, published in books and has more than 40 magazine and conference publications.
lkhermosh.jpg​Lior Khermosh

LIOR KHERMOSH received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University in 1993 and 2000, respectively. He did his M.Sc. thesis on turbo product codes.
He has been active in the PON area since 2001 and was chief architect and a member of the founding team of Passave, acquired by PMC-SIERRA in 2006, handling mainly optical communication, systems, and architecture for silicon.
He is active in PON standard bodies and has participated in the IEEE 802.3ah project, ITU-T SG15/Q2 and FSAN, and is serving in SIEPON as TF1 Chair (Service Configuration and Provisioning Task Force).
He is currently a PMC-SIERRA Fellow.
cknittle.jpgCurtis Knittle

Dr. Knittle is currently responsible for managing the DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE™) project at CableLabs, including development of version 2.0 of the DPoE specifications and overseeing activities related to interoperability and qualification of DPoE equipment.  Prior to CableLabs, he worked for several telecommunications equipment vendors leading research and development teams responsible for developing next-generation IP/Ethernet networking equipment.  He has also spent time in adjunct professor positions at several universities, including the University of New Mexico and the University of Denver.  Dr. Knittle holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and an M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University.
gkramer.jpgGlen Kramer

Glen Kramer is a Technical Director in Broadband Carrier Access group at Broadcom Corporation.  Glen has joined Broadcom through its acquisition of Teknovus, Inc., where he served as Chief Scientist.  Dr. Kramer has done extensive research in areas of traffic management, quality of service, and fairness in access networks.  Glen chairs the IEEE P1904.1 Working Group that develops a standard for Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks. Previously he served as chair of IEEE P802.3av “10 Gb/s Ethernet Passive Optical Networks” task force and as EPON protocol clause editor in IEEE 802.3ah "Ethernet in the First Mile" task force.

Prior to Teknovus, Glen worked at the Advanced Technology Lab at Alloptic, Inc., where he was responsible for design and performance analysis of PON scheduling protocols and was involved in development of the very first EPON system.

Dr. Kramer received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of California at Davis, where he was awarded an NSF grant to study next-generation broadband access networks.  Glen has authored 16 patents.  His book Ethernet Passive Optical Networks has been published in English (McGraw-Hill, 2005) and Chinese (BUPT Press, 2007).
llamb.jpgLowell D. Lamb

Lowell D. Lamb is a Technical Director in the Infrastructure and Networking Group of Broadcom Corporation. Prior to Broadcom, Lamb was the Vice President of Marketing and later Chief Strategy Officer of Teknovus, Inc. Earlier in his career, Lamb was the Director of PON Networks for Terawave Communications, Inc., the Assistant Director of the Arizona Fullerene Consortium at the University of Arizona, and held engineering positions at SBC Laboratories and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Lamb earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Arizona and is the author of more than 30 publications and patents. ​
mlaubach.jpgMark Laubach

​Mark Laubach is the acting Chair of the newly approved IEEE P802.3bn Task Force on EPON Protocol over Coax standards effort.  At Broadcom, his work covers broadband management, architecture, and standards efforts for EPoC systems.  Mark has more than 20 years of experience spanning broadband, gigabit, and cable access network technologies including being CEO and President at Broadband Physics, VP and CTO at Com21, and a senior engineer at HP Labs.  He is an inventor on several U.S. patents on cable modem technology. His past activities in standards include IEEE, IETF, SCTE, and the ATM Forum.  He is an IEEE Senior Member, an IEEE 802.3 voting member, and an SCTE Senior Member. He is the principle co-author of a cable modem technology book “Breaking the Access Barrier: Delivering Internet Connections Over Cable” (John Wiley Press, 2000). He holds a BSEE and MSCS from the University of Delaware under Professor David J. Farber.
dlaw.jpgDavid Law

David Law is a Distinguished Engineer at Hewlett-Packard Networking and has worked on the specification and development of Ethernet products since 1989. Throughout that time he has been a member of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group where he has held a number of leadership positions. He served as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group from 1996 to 2008 and in 2008 was elected to Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group. David has been a member of the IEEE-SA Standards Board since 2005, served as the Chair of the IEEE-SA Standards Board Patent Committee (PatCom) in 2007, has served as the Chair of IEEE-SA Standards Board Review Committee (RevCom) since 2008, and is currently serving as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Standards Education Committee. David has served as the IEEE R8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Standards Coordinator since 2007 and was recently appointed as the IEEE representative to the recently formed European Commission Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Information and Communication Technologies Standardisation. David has a BEng (hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland.
ymaeda.jpgYoichi Maeda

Yoichi Maeda was born in Aichi, Japan on May 19, 1955.  He received his B. E. and M. E. Degrees in Electronic Engineering from Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan, in 1978 and 1980, respectively. Since joining the Electrical Communications Laboratories of NTT in 1980, he has been engaged in research and development on transport network systems for broadband communications including SDH, ATM and IP technologies.  From 1988 to 1989, he worked for British Telecom Research Laboratories, UK, as an exchange research engineer between NTT and BT.  His main areas of expertise are: transport networks and systems, optical access networks and systems, network service integration, and global standardization strategy planning. 
Mr Maeda has been Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 15 since 2004 and has actively led the studies in the area of the development of standards on optical transport network infrastructures, systems and equipment to facilitate the evolution toward intelligent transport networks.
Mr Maeda is a member of the IEEE and a Fellow of IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) of Japan.  He is the Feature Editor on Standards for the IEEE Communications Magazine.
Having been appointed as CEO and S.V.P. of TTC (The Telecommunication Technology Committee) in October 2010, he currently leads this Japanese telecommunication standardization organization.
Edwin J. Mallette

​Ed is the network architect for Bright House Networks’ end-to-end multi-service converged network platform. In this role, Ed has been heavily involved in the conception and development of the DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON version 1.0 and 2.0 specifications.  Ed is also working with the IEEE 802.3bk (“Extended EPON”) and the 802.3bn (“EPON over a Coax PHY”) task forces.
pmcheia.jpg​Paulo J. C. Mão-Cheia

​Paulo J. C. Mão-Cheia holds a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Aveiro University.

In 1991 joined the Optical Communications Group of CET, the R&D Labs of Portuguese incumbent operator. Since then has worked in Research and Development activities on Optical Communications and is presently responsible by the Unit Transport Networks.

During his professional activity has worked in areas such as digital transport networks based in PDH/SDH, cable technologies for residential customers, and lately in FTTH networks. It is the delegate of PT in FSAN/ITU standard related activities.
rmersh.jpg​Robin Mersh

​Robin Mersh joined the Broadband Forum as Chief Operating Officer in July 2006, and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in July 2010. Robin has authored many articles and has spoken at and chaired many broadband industry conferences and exhibitions. He has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 18 years, starting at Cable & Wireless and then moving on to BT before meeting his wife and moving to the US in 1999. Robin has worked in business development and alliance management for various OSS software companies in the United States, mainly in network and service provisioning and activation, where he negotiated and managed several large OEM agreements. He is originally from Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London in 1992.
pnikolich.jpg​Paul Nikolich

Mr. Nikolich is an executive consultant serving as the Chief Strategy Officer for YAS Broadband Ventures LLC in the technology, standards, intellectual property and venture investing fields since 2001.    He is and IEEE Fellow and Chairman of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee since 2000, overseeing the ratification of approximately 150 standards and the 50 current projects in wired and wireless communications networking with 1500+ active members.  He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board and active leader of the IEEE-Standards Association.  He holds several patents, serves on the technology advisory boards of companies developing emerging communications technology products and provides strategic consulting services to executives in the communications industry. In 1998 he co-founded Broadband Access Systems, Inc. (BAS), leading the development of next-generation Cable Modem Termination Systems, where he was Vice President of Technology and Standards.  Prior to BAS, Mr. Nikolich has held a number of technical positions of increasing responsibility at large and small networking and technology companies beginning in 1978 (e.g., Racal-Datacom, Applitek, Motorola, Analogic). In 1978&79 he received a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BS in Biology and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, N.Y.
cshen.jpg​Chengbin Shen
Dr. Shen Chengbin was born in Jilin Province, China, and got Ph. D degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Now he is with Shanghai Research Institute of China Telecom as the R&D Director. He has engaged in development and application of PON technologies in China for ten years and is the China Telecom's domain expert in Access Networks.

He is inventor of more than ten patents, and author of more than 20 papers.

Dr. Shen has been active in PON standardization orgnizations, such asCCSA,  IEEE, BBF, and FSAN. He joined the Service Interoperability of Ethernet Passive Optical Networks Working Group in 2010, and is participating in Package C of the standard. He is also the co-editor of BBF TR-200 and WT-287.
pstassar.jpg​Peter Stassar

Since 2011 Technical Director on Optical Technology Standards at Huawei Technologies.

Spent whole of his career on several aspects of optical fibre transmission technologies: application and system engineering for PDH, SDH, OTN, DWDM, PON equipment, working at Philips Telecom, AT&T, Lucent Technologies (1980 – 2003), Senior Optical Product Manager on FTTH CPEs at Genexis in the Netherlands (2004 – 2011) and consulting with Finisar Co. for ITU-T representation (2004 – 2011).

Since 1989 participating in ITU-T Study Group15 Q.6: "Characteristics of optical systems for terrestrial transport networks”, since 2006 Rapporteur of Q.6, Editor of Recommendations G.664 (optical safety), G.693 (very short distances optical interface specifications), G.695 (CWDM optical interface specifications). Since 2011 participating in IEEE 802.3 for 100G and 400G client side optical interface specifications.
rsubramamiam.jpgRavi Subramaniam

Ravi Subramaniam is currently serving in the role of Technical Director for the IEEE conformity Assessment Program where he is responsible for establishing and supporting conformity assessment activities based on IEEE standards. Prior to taking on this role, he served as Director, International and Smart Grid Operations at MET Laboratories. His background encompasses testing various products to multiple national and international standards involving product safety and EMC.

Ravi also served at General Manager for MET’s Asian Operations from 2006-2009 where he was responsible for setting up and managing MET's Asia branch in Shenzhen, China and other satellite offices in Seoul, Korea and Taipei, Taiwan. He has focused on expanding MET’s scope of business into Photovoltaic, RFID, Energy Star, Alternative Energy, Smart grid and Smart Meter Testing. He worked closely with nationwide utilities and public utility commissions to study testing concerns and monitor problems with AMI deployment. He also successfully built relationships and initiated MoUs with test laboratories worldwide.

Previous to joining IEEE, Ravi also worked as a R&D Engineer at Honeywell and Ericsson’s Blue Ridge Labs. Ravi studied Electrical Engineering, at Arizona State University and Johns Hopkins University. He participates in the ANSI CAPC committee, selected IEEE working groups, NIST’s SGIP Testing and Certification Committee.
​Ken-Ichi Suzuki

​Ken-Ichi Suzuki received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electronic engineering from Utsunomiya University in 1988 and 1990, respectively, and received the Ph. D. degree in information science and technology from Hokkaido University in 2009.  In 1990, he joined NTT laboratories, where he has been working on research and development of optical communication systems including passive optical network (PON) based optical access systems.  His current research interests are 10G-EPON systems/technologies and optical-amplifier-based long-reach PON systems/technologies.  Since 2006, he has been working for IEEE 802.3 standardizations and is a working group voter.  He is an active member of IEEE P1904.1 SIEPON working group since 2010 and serves as a Vice Chair since 2011.  He serves as a Director of Optical Access Adhoc Working Group in HATS conference in Japan for EPON interoperability tests since 2012.  He also serves as a TPC Secretary of CQR2013.  He is a member of IEEE, the Institute of Electronics, the Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan, and Optical Society of America (OSA).
strowbridge.jpg​Steve Trowbridge

​Steve Trowbridge joined Bell Laboratories, now part of Alcatel-Lucent over 30 years ago, and currently works in standardization for the Optical business unit. He is chairman of ITU-T Working Party 3/15 (Transport Network Structures, including OTN Standardization), vice-chairman of ITU-T TSAG, chairman of the ATIS COAST-OHI working group, a former member of the IEEE 802.3ba editorial team, and the editor of the OIF Multi-Link Gearbox Implementation Agreement.