Nominee’s bio (or LinkedIn profile link)

How long have been working in the CORD community?

Since June 2015, when I got Argela-USA (now Netsia) to join ONF as an Innovating Collaborator, and architected the integration of Argela's Network Slicing solution to M-CORD. Since then, Network Slicing, especially RAN slicing, has been an integral part of every M-CORD demonstration. Since 2017, I have been the Chief Architect for M-CORD, where I oversee the architectural development of M-CORD.

What contributions have you made in the past to the CORD community?

  • Architected and oversaw the development of the ONOS-based RAN slicing controller and its attributes. 
  • Architected and oversaw the development of the integration of the network slicing capability to M-CORD
  • Architected and oversaw M-CORD evolution, including: 
    • Closed-loop automation, 
    • ONAP integration, 
    • P4 realization of the EPC User Plane, 
    • Hierarchical Services definition and instantiation towards EPC-as-a-Service,
    • RAN and EPC networking for the cloud native, all Kubernetes M-CORD.

What are you actively working on in CORD?

I am the Chief Architect for M-CORD. In addition, I am involved in developing the scope and architecture of ONF's Access and Cloud Edge - a multi-tenant, multi-access Edge Cloud Platform where access meets the cloud. 

Why do you feel you would be a good candidate for this position?

The next two Reference Designs at ONF will be M-CORD and the Edge Cloud. I lead/participate in the scoping and architectural development efforts for both of them. In addition, the EPC service, originally developed by Intel and Sprint, is on its way to become an open source project on its own, with already strong interest for contribution and utilization from the community. I oversee this transformation as well. 

Are there any changes you would like to bring to the community if elected into this position?

  •  Reference Design for M-CORD on its path towards service provider field trials
  • Trailblazing activities towards a reference design for the Edge Cloud where multi-tenancy and per-tenant control, security, isolation are at the front and center
  • Spinning out the EPC efforts as an ONF open source project
  • Investigating the use of P4 and P4-capable infrastructure in realizing I/O heavy VNFs - both for the RAN and Core.