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Long Biography:

Vijay K. Gurbani is a distinguished member of technical staff in the End-to-End Mobile Networks Research group at Bell Laboratories, the research arm of Nokia Networks (was Alcatel-Lucent, and before that, Lucent Technologies, Inc.).

He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics, a M.Sc. in Computer Science, both from Bradley University; and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology. Vijay's current work is focused on scalable analytic architectures and algorithms for autonomic 5G networks: the volume and velocity of data produced in 5G will be far surpassed by data generated in today's communications networks. How to collect, cleanse, summarize and aggregate that data so it can be consumed by predictive models in real-time is a challenge. In the past, Vijay's work explored multimedia signaling protocols (Session Initiation Protocol, or SIP) and the security and privacy aspects of multimedia protocols. His earlier work proposed the use of SIP Initiation Protocol (SIP) as a canonical protocol for executing services both in the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and the Internet. The results of these efforts was siptrans, a general-purpose SIP transaction layer library used to create SIP user agents, proxies, and registrars. The siptrans library was subsequently used as the basis for the Lucent Common SIP Stack (CSS), which is currently used in service provider networks of national and international companies. Another outcome of the work on CSS was the formalization of Corporate Open Source (COS), which is defined as use of open source techniques to develop commercial software. Today, COS plays a foundational role in the emerging domain of Inner Source, where it informs the taxonomy and helps define some of the roles in Inner Source.

Vijay has authored or co-authored over 60 journal papers and conferencing proceedings, 5 books, 18 Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFCs, and has 7 granted U.S. patents.

Vijay's research interests are large scale (big data) analytics, scalable architectures for large-scale analytics, multimedia protocols, security and privacy in multimedia protocols, distributed programming, open/inner source and peer-to-peer networks. He is a senior member of the ACM, a member of the IEEE Computer Society and Usenix. He is currently the co-chair of the Application Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) Working Group in the IETF, which is chartered with designing a extensible protocol to enable efficient communications between peers in a peer-to-peer system.

Vijay has also worked at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where he was responsible for providing distributed programming tools and frameworks for data analysis over a high-availability computing infrastructure to a geographically disperesed team of astrophysicists (the Sloan Digital Sky Survey). After Fermilab, Vijay worked at Tellabs Operations Inc., where his primary responsibility was to introduce a TCP/IP protocol stack on a digital cross-connect telecommunications switch. This enabled the switch to be accessible over the Internet for provisioning services and extracting critical data using HTTP, a new and evolving protocol at that time. After Tellabs, he worked at Net Guru Technologies, a Chicago-area Internet startup that was successfully acquired by a larger competitor. Before Fermilab, Vijay worked as a consultant at Cap Gemini America, the North American branch of the French Cap Gemini Sogeti group of companies (now known as Cap Gemini Ernst & Young).

Short Biography:

Vijay K. Gurbani is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories' End-to-End Mobile Network Research department in Nokia Networks. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics, a M.Sc. in Computer Science, both from Bradley University; and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology. His current work is focused on scalable analytic architectures and algorithms for autonomic 5G networks. His research interests are multimedia protocols, security and privacy in multimedia protocols, peer-to-peer networks, distributed programming and open/inner source. Vijay's research has resulted in products that are used in national and international service provider networks. He has over 60 publications in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, 5 books, 7 granted U.S. patents and 18 Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFCs.