Vijay Sivaraman received his B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India, in 1994, his M.S. from North Carolina State University in 1996, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2000. He has worked at Bell-Labs as a student Fellow, in a silicon valley start-up manufacturing optical switch-routers, and as a Senior Research Engineer at the CSIRO in Australia. He is now an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His research interests include Optical Networking, packet switching and routing, network architectures, and sensor networks for the environment, healthcare and sports monitoring.