Avri Doria


125 6th St., Providence, RI 02906, USA

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Areas of Experience

Research and Contracts



Technology. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society


2007 - 2011: Luleå University of Technology Sweden (part time)

Adjunct Professor Human Work Science Gender and Innovation; Graduate student supervision (supervised 2 Ph.D. Students).

2003 - 2004: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute ETRI Republic of Korea

Visiting Researcher – Worked on Next Generation architectures and standardization efforts.

2002- 2007: Lulea University of Technology, - Luleå Sweden

Visiting Researcher, MSF Fellow – Computer Science Department

Research projects included: Futures in domain routing, routing system decomposition, Delay Tolerant Networks. Some graduate student teaching and supervision.

2000 - 2001 Nortel Networks, Burlington MA

Director IP Routing – Advanced Network Architecture, (originally hired as Chief Architect - Routing Architecture Lab). Responsible for Advanced Routing Technology for optical and wireless applications. Technical and managerial lead for projects within internationally distributed organization including: multiple sites in the US, Stockholm SE and Harlow UK. Responsible for staffing and budget decisions as well as yearly project planning.

The Advanced IP Routing Research division was closed down in 2001.

1999 - 2000 Nokia Internet Communications, Burlington MA

Chief Architect - Routing and Policy Management, Primary project: Defined initial architecture of Nokia's Policy Server product. Served as acting development manager on the first stage of project. Before Dec 99, was responsible for routing and policy management architectures.

1996 - 1999 General DataComm Corp., Marlboro MA

Sr. Scientist, Acting Director - Responsible for technical and administrative management of GDC’s Boston Research Center. Projects included: GSMP controlled switch for Label Switched Router (MPLS) with Ericsson, LAN adaptation, IP/Label switching, and PNNI. Responsible for staffing and budget decisions as well as yearly project planning.

1999: Revenant Networks: President - Several of us decided, with GDC's permission, to attempt to spin out a startup. While we succeeded in getting one year's worth of contract funding from Ericsson to complete the GSMP/MPLS project for them, we were unable to negotiate continuing funding. We broke even financially when we closed down the company.

1995 - 1996 Bytex - Network Systems Corp., Westborough, MA

Sr. Consulting Engineer, Lead Architect - edge module for interconnecting ATM with local and IP networks.

1993 - 1995 Proteon Inc., Westborough, MA

Engineering Manager - Internetworking Systems Development

Responsible for the following protocols: OSPF, BGP, SNMP, IPX, I-ISIS, and the TCP/IP stack. Responsible for complete project life cycle; i.e. from design to product.

1992 - 1993 Locus Computing Corp., Burlington MA

2/93-11/93 Engineering Manager for a group porting LAN Manager for UNIX, Responsible for project from initial proposal, through contract phases and into the design and implementation phases.

8/92-6/93 Project Manager of group porting Ultrix to Digital’s MIPS R4000/R4400 workstation family. Project was delivered on time and under budget. Responsible for documentation, test and development groups.

1990 - 1992 Clearpoint Research Corp., Hopkinton MA

Network Engineering Manager - Developed a line of 4 products from conception and architecture to implementation and release. Managed the software, hardware and test groups.

1988 - 1990 Racal Interlan, Inc., Boxborough MA

Software Engineering Manager – Protocol Development: TCP/IP, OSI, DECnet and XNS.

1988 Texet Corporation, Summerville MA

Senior Project Leader - Distributed Document Project, early SGML development

1987 - 1988 Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva Israel (contract position)

Manager of the Computer Laboratories - Instructor - C and Unix Internals

1986 - 1987 Isra-Tel (AT&T VAR), Tel Aviv Israel

Senior Software Engineer - Unix Communications & Driver Development

1983 - 1986 Kibbutz Shomrat, Asherat Israel

Project Manager - Computer services

Teacher (part time) - Elementary and Middle school Computer Studies

1981 - 1983 Digital Equipment Corp., Marlboro MA

Software Engineer - Large System Engineering (TOPS-20)

1978 - 1981 University of Chicago Computation Center, Chicago IL Systems Programmer, both IBM and DEC (full time)

1976 - 1978 University of Rhode Island Chemistry Department, Kingston RI Scientific Programmer - physical chemistry (part time and full time)




University of Rhode Island; Philosophy,

Degree with Distinction, (Degree completed in 1978, recorded in 1979)



University of Chicago, Philosophy,



University of Chicago: Philosophy/Educational Psychology Doctoral Student working on research on intelligent systems



Rhode Island College, Counseling Psychology



Blekinge University

Doctoral Student working on research on nature of Technopolicy

Organizations and Volunteer Work

ACM member since 1980


APC Women's Network Support Program member since 2005

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers)

IEEE member since1995

IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force)

IGC - Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus

IRTF (Internet Research Task Force)

MSF (Multi Service Forum) Ceased operations in 2013

UN CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (2103-2014)

UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) (2004-2005)

WCIT – World Congress on Information Technology (2012) – Advisor US Delegation

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Volunteer Civil Society member of the Swedish delegation to WSIS working with the Foreign Ministry (2003 - 2005)


Annotated Bibliography

Edited: 16 June 2014