International Center for Advanced Internet Research Northwestern University (United States)
Joe Mambretti is Director of the International Center for Advanced Internet Research at Northwestern University, which is developing digital communications for the 21st Century. The Center, which was created in partnership with a number of major high tech corporations (www.icair.org), designs and implements large scale services and infrastructure for data intensive applications (metro, regional, national, and global). He is also Director of the Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN, http://www.mren.org), an advanced high-performance network interlinking organization providing services in seven upper-midwest states. With its research partners, iCAIR has established multiple major national and international network research testbeds, which are used to develop new architecture and technology for dynamically provisioned communication services and networks, including those based on lightpath switching. He is also Co-Director of the StarLight International/National Communications Exchange Facility in Chicago (www.startap.net/starlight), based on leading-edge optical technologies, a PI of the International Global Environment for Network Innovations (iGENI), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the GPO, the PI of StarWave, a multi-100 Gbps communications exchange facility, the PI of several research projects directed at creating 100 Gbps services, network testbeds, and facilities, the PIs of several national and international testbed networks, the PI of an initiative funded by the NSF through the GENI project that has developed the world’s first Software Defined Networking Exchange (SDX), PI of an International SDX supported by the NSF's International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program, and co-PI of the Chameleon NSFCloud testbed. He is co-editor of “Grid Networks: Enabling Grids With Advanced Communications Technology,” published by Wiley, and multiple journal papers.