Inder Monga provides research and technology direction, actively leads research projects and manages software engineering efforts for ESnet. He focuses on advancing networking services for accelerating collaborative and distributed science, as well as contributes actively to efforts in the industry related to Software-Defined Networking, Science DMZ, performance management as well as the Advanced Network Testbed Initiatives. He is appointed as the chair of ONF's Research Associates, and contributes actively to the Global Network Architecture activity. Monga’s research interests include network virtualization, software-defined networking, grid/cloud computing and sensor networking, and he holds 17 granted patents. His work experience in the private sector has included software development, research and network engineering for Wellfleet Communications and Nortel, where he focused on application and network convergence. Monga earned his undergraduate degree in electrical/electronics engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, before coming to the U.S. to pursue his graduate studies in Boston University’s Electrical and Electronics Communication Systems Department.