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Ramon Casellas
Ph.D., Senior Researcher
Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya

Ramon Casellas graduated in Telecommunications Engineering in 1999 both from Technical University of Catalonia (UPC, Barcelona) and from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST, Paris, now Telecom Paristech), where he completed a PhD degree in 2002.

He has worked as an undergraduate researcher at France Telecom Research & Development and British Telecom Labs. In 2002, he joined the Networks and Computer Science Department at the ENST as an Associate Professor and, in March 2006, he joined the CTTC Optical Networking Area, where he currently holds a Senior Researcher position, working in public and privately funded research projects. His research interest areas include Network Control and Orchestration; the GMPLS/PCE architecture and Traffic Engineering; Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). He has co-authored 5 book chapters, over 200 journal and conference papers and 5 IETF RFCs.

He has been Technical Programme Committee member of major international conferences in the field of optical networks such as iPOP, ECOC, or OFC. He has served as TPC chair for ONDM2018 and as OFC2018 N2 Subcommittee chair (Control plane for Multi-Layer Networks), organizing the Open Platform Summit and SDN/NFV demo zone in 2017, 2018, and 2019. He is a reviewer for main journals in the field of optical networking (IEEE/OSA JLT, Optics Express,…) and is serving as Associate Editor for the Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN). He is an IEEE Senior Member, an OSA member, a member of the Communications Society and Internet Society as well as a contributor of the IETF CCAMP, TEAS and PCE working groups and the ONF ONOS Open Source SDN Controller.