Avri Doria



125 6th St.
Providence, RI
02906, USA

Professorsvägen 40C
97187 Luleå


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+1 401 274 2662

Areas of Experience

Research and Contracts


2007 - Luleå University of TechnologySweden (part time)

Adjunct Professor – Human Work Science – Gender and Innovation; Graduate student supervision (currently supervising 2 Ph.D. students).

2003 - 2004 Electronics and Telecommunications Research InstituteRepublic of Korea

Visiting ResearcherWorking on Next Generation architectures and standardization efforts.

2002 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. Documentation on proposed creation of a network in communications challenged Sapmi (Lapland) can be found at www.snc.sapmi.net.

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. In addition to technical leadership, was responsible for staffing and budget decisions as well as yearly project planning.

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. In addition to technical leadership, was responsible for staffing and budget decisions as well as yearly project planning. Originally hired as lead architect for IP switch project.

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 (full time)

1976 - 1978 University of Rhode Island Chemistry Department, Kingston RI

Scientific Programmer (part time and full time)




University of Rhode Island; Philosophy,
Degree with Distinction



University of Chicago, Philosophy,
Concentration on Cognitive Studies



University of Chicago: Doctoral Student, incomplete

Research on intelligent systems





Rhode Island College, Counseling Psychology

Blekinge University: Doctoral Student (on leave)

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)

Chair, Non Commercial Stakeholder Group Executive Committee 2010

Chair, GNSO Council (2007, 2008, 2009)

Nominating Committee Appointee to GNSO Council (2005-2009)

Policy Development Task Force on Contractual Conditions for existing TLDs

Chair of Task Force (2006 - 2007)

Member: New gTLd Committee, Reserved Names WG, Whois Task Force and Working Group, GNSO IDN WG

Chair (2007) Reserved Name WG – subgroup on Controversial Names

IEEE member since 1995

IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) Participant since 1988

Past Member of Sub IP Directorate

Past WG chair:

Operation of the IESG/IAB Nominating and Recall Committees,

IETF Problem Working Group, GSMP Working group

Nominating Committee (1998-2001); Chair – 2000

Education Team (2003-Present) ; Co-Leader (2005-2007)

General Area Review Team; Secretary (2004-2005), Reviewer (2005-2007)

IGC - Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus

Interim Coordinator (2006), Member Appeals Team (2007 - 2008)

IRTF (Internet Research Task Force)

Past Chair Routing Research Group (2003-2007)

Past Member Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG) 2003-2007

MSF (Multi Service Forum) Participant since 1999

Past Board of Directors 2000 - 2002 , Elected Secretary of MSF Corporation 2001-2004

Past Editorial Board Member 2001-2007 , Chair 2001, 2003

Past Technical Committee: Vice Chair 2002 – 2003; Chair 2004-2007

Life time Appointment as Senior Fellow 2006

Coordinator – NNI Certification Task Group 2008

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

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


An annotated bibliography can be found at http://psg.com/~avri/papers/