Over 20 years in networking & communications, Saurav has worked on systems as diverse as network virtualization at Big Switch Networks, datacenter switches at Arista, and WDM optics at Enablence. He currently serves as VP of Engineering at the Open Networking Foundation, where he leads the production development of solutions like SD-RANSEBA/VOLTHA and Trellis in collaboration with network operators like DT, Facebook, AT&T and other partners.

He was also part of the original team at Stanford that made SDN popular. His pioneering research on SDN in WANs proposed, demonstrated and analyzed a converged IP/MPLS/Optical WAN architecturally based on SDN and OpenFlow. He holds an MS from the University of Arizona and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.