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Areas of Experience
Internet Governance – Technopolitical and international considerations
Standards and Policy Organization and Industry Forum Management Leadership and Strategy
Domain Name Policy Issues including Internationalized Domain Names, Freedom of Expresion, and privacy issues
Network System Architecture
IP Routing Architectures and Protocols, including:
Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networks, Probabilistic Ad Hoc Routing Protocols
Management and Control Protocols; GSMP/ANCP, ForCES
IP Telephony Protocol Architecture, Convergence, Bandwidth Managers
International Cross Cultural Awareness
Project Team Leadership, Consensus Building, Staff Counseling, Conflict Resolution
Requirements Analysis and Budget Planning
Research and Contracts
2008 - 2010: Part-Time Funding as Principal Investigator, Chair of Technical Advisory Board: Networking for Communications Challenged Communities (N4C) - Architecture, Test Beds and Innovative Alliances, EU Framework Programme 7 Grant no. 223994
2006 – Present: Part-time/Periodic contract as Consultant to Secretariat – Internet Governance Forum, United Nations Department of Economic and Scientific Affaires
2008 Consultant Iometrix (Project completed)
2005 – 2008: Part-time Senior Consultant CTO Office: Operax AB (company closed)
2004 – 2007: Part-time Research Consultant – Arbetsvetenskap (Human Work Science Department), Luleå University of Technology
2004 – 2006: Technical Lead - 3 year partial funding by Vinnova (Swedish national funding agency) and EU Objective 1 to build pilot program for providing Internet connectivity to semi nomadic populations of Sapmi (Lapland)
2004 – 2007: ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea), part-time external research support on topics in NGN.
2004 – 2005: 4 month research contract for DoCoMo Communications USA on Internet routing futures.
2004: 1 year retainer contract with Switchcore reviewing IPv4/IPv6 forwarding chip design
2003: 1 month contract at Acreo in Sweden. Analysis of requirements for creation of a next generation broadband Metro Network
2003: 4 month contract at ConnecTerra: Initiated development of an architecture for policy management service in an Internet telemetry system
2002: 2 month contract at Operax AB: Assist in developing technical marketing strategy to appeal to European carriers and service providers
2007 - Luleå University of Technology – Sweden (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 Institute – Republic of Korea
Visiting Researcher – Working 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)
of Rhode Island; Philosophy,
of Chicago, Philosophy,
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/