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Rob Sherwood

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Rob works at Facebook on the FBOSS team (https://code.facebook.com/posts/843620439027582/facebook-open-switching-system-fboss-and-wedge-in-the-open/), which produces the software that runs their production data center network. Additionally, Rob leads the network testing and open source efforts.  In previous lives, Rob has worked as the CTO of the startup Big Switch Networks, Senior Research Scientist at Deutche Telekom Labs, and was a Visiting Researcher at Stanford's Clean Slate Labs.  Rob is an active contributor to open source projects like FBOSS and Open Network Linux under the umbrella of the Open Compute Project. He was the former Chair of ONF’s Architecture & Framework Working Group as well as Vice-Chair of ONF’s Testing &
Interoperability Working Group. Rob prototyped the first OpenFlow-based network hypervisor, the “FlowVisor”, allowing production and experimental traffic to safely co-exist on the same physical network Rob holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.