Chris is currently one of the systems/network engineers for the NSF DRAGON project and Internet2's HOPI project. Both projects are supported by the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) GigaPOP in College Park, MD. He has been working with the MAX GigaPOP since April of 2004. Here he has shifted his focus more towards network research, as most of his prior experience was in production networking and service deployment.
At MAX, Chris has been responsible for the deployment and operational management of the DRAGON network — a lambda-switched network which includes over 100 miles of fiber in the Washington DC/Baltimore metro area connecting 7+ POPs with ROADMs, OADMs, L2 switches, routers, etc. He has also helped with strategic planning and providing engineering support for both the DRAGON and HOPI networks. He continues to be involved in the design and deployment of the HOPI control plane and in the evolution of the DRAGON network.
Prior to his work at MAX, Chris was the Senior Network Engineer for seven years at a regional ISP in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. He helped to manage the organization's technical needs, working at every layer from the ISP's physical connectivity all the way up to application/service deployment and management. He has presented at LISA 2002 and was also involved with the Pittsburgh SAGE organization during this time. He has been actively involved with the SCinet planning committee since 2002, primarily working with the IT and WAN groups. He plans to continue these volunteer efforts at future SuperComputing events. Chris received a BS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001.
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