Dr. Lars Eggert
Lars Eggert is Technical Director for Networking in NetApp’s Office of the CTO, based in Munich, Germany. In addition, Lars is an Adjunct Professor at Aalto University, Finland’s premier technical university.
He pursues his scientific research interests in diverse areas of Internet technology, including architecture, end-to-end protocols, virtualization, measurements and resource scheduling, through collaborative research projects with leading universities and research labs, in part supported by DARPA, the NSF or the EU.
Lars has also been leading the standardization efforts of many related topics as a steering group member of the IETF, and he currently chairs the IRTF, the IETF’s research arm. He is a senior member of the ACM and the IEEE, and serves on the program and organization committees of many academic conferences and workshops, such as ACM SIGCOMM and IEEE Infocom.
Lars received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2003. Before joining NetApp in 2011, he was a Principal Scientist at Nokia Research Center in Helsinki, Finland and one of Nokia’s most senior technology experts, serving on the corporation’s CTO Technology Council. Before that, he was a senior researcher at NEC Laboratories.
Employment and Education
2011 – present
Technical Director for Networking, NetApp
2007 – 2011
Principal Scientist & Member of CTO Technology Council, Nokia Research Center
Most senior Internet technology expert at Nokia Research Center (NRC). Leading roles in several publicly co-funded, collaborative research projects focusing on many aspects of current and future Internet protocols, architectures and technologies, including project acquisition and technical management. Managing NRC’s university subcontracting related to these projects. Mentoring Nokia Ph.D. students; advising diploma, M.S. and B.S. students.
Member of the CEO Technology Council (2009-2011), a group of Nokia’s top 10-15 most senior technical experts across a broad range of technologies, which was reformed as the CTO Technology Council in 2011. Leading technical expert on Internet technologies, providing internal technical consulting to related activities and projects across Nokia. Company-wide technology, research & standardization strategy development. Technology evaluation and due diligence for M&A.
Transferring research results into Nokia patents, products and Internet standards. Active participant in the IRTF and IETF, chairing the IRTF (2011-present), past Area Director of the Transport Area (2006-2011).
2009 – present
Adjunct Professor, Aalto University
Adjunct Professor (“dosentti”) at Aalto University in the area of Networking Technology, with a focus on current and future internetworking architectures and protocols.
2003 – 2006
Senior Research Staff Member, NEC Network Laboratories
Senior Research Staff Member (RSM 2003, SRSM 2005) in the Next-Generation Internet group at the NEC Network Laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany.
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Southern California
2010 – 2011
Finnish Future Internet ICT SHOK Program, Nokia Research Center
The Finnish Future Internet ICT SHOK Program covers routing, transport and information-networking. Co-funded by TEKES, the Finnish National Science foundation, project volume several €M.
2008 – 2011
Trilogy Project, Nokia Research Center
Trilogy developed multi-path transport (TCP) and multi-path routing protocols, as well as related economic and policy aspect. Co-funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Program, project volume €8.1M. Winner, EC “Future Internet Award” 2011.
2004 – 2006
Ambient Networks Project, NEC Network Laboratories
Ambient Networks worked on internetworking based on dynamic network composition. Co-funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Program. Two phases: 2004-2005, with a project volume of €22.1M; and 2006-2007, with a volume of €21.4M.
2001 – 2003
DynaBone Project, USC Information Sciences Institute
2001 – 2003
NetFS Project, USC Information Sciences Institute
1998 – 2003
X-Bone and X-Tend Projects, USC Information Sciences Institute
Awards, Services and Activities
2011 – present
Chair, Internet Research Task Force
2009 – 2011
Member, CEO/CTO Technology Council, Nokia Corporation
Member of the CEO/CTO Technology Councils within Nokia Corporation.
2005 – 2011
Area Director and Chair, Internet Engineering Task Force
2004 – present
Technical Program, Steering and Organizational Committee Memberships; Editorships
Over seventy in total, including:
- ACM MobiArch: 2007, 2008 (TPC chair), 2009 (steering), 2010 (+ steering), 2011 (steering), 2012 (steering), 2013 (steering)
- IEEE HPCC: 2013
- ACM ICN: 2011 2013,
- IEEE ICNP: 2013 (workshop chair)
- IFIP Networking: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
- IEEE Internet Award committee: 2012
- IEEE Infocom: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (+ WIP), 2011, 2012, 2013
- ACM SIGCOMM: 2012 (general chair)
- ACM CSWS: 2012
- IEEE Global Internet Symposium: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 (TPC chair), 2011, 2012
- ACM MobiHeld: 2009 (steering), 2010 (steering), 2011 (steering)
- ACM ReArch: 2008, 2009 (TPC chair), 2010 (+ steering)
2000 – present
Professional Society Memberships
Publications and Patents
Over thirty peer-reviewed academic publications, eight Internet RFCs, ca. twenty articles and posters, three granted patents, several more patents under submission. Full bibliography available.
- An Experimental Study of Home Gateway Characteristics. Seppo Hätönen, Aki Nyrhinen, Lars Eggert, Stephen Strowes, Pasi Sarolahti and Markku Kojo. Proc. ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), Melbourne, Australia, November 1-3, 2010.
- An Experimental Evaluation of Voice Quality over the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol. Vlad Balan, Lars Eggert, Saverio Niccolini and Marcus Brunner. Proc. IEEE Infocom, Anchorage, AL, USA, May 6-12, 2007.
- Idletime Scheduling with Preemption Intervals. Lars Eggert and Joe Touch. Proc. 20th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP 2005), Brighton, United Kingdom, October 23-26, 2005, pp. 249-262.