Over 15 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 Director of Engineering at the Open Networking Foundation, where he leads open-source projects like CORD and Trellis.
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.