Dr. Lars Eggert
He is a senior Internet technologist with deep expertise in architectures, end-to-end protocols such as TCP, virtualization, measurements and resource scheduling, among others. In addition to driving NetApp’s networking agenda, he is active in collaborative scientific research projects with leading universities and corporate labs. Lars has also been leading Internet standardization efforts as a steering group member and working group chair 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. In addition, he serves on a number of other boards, such as ACM SIGCOMM’s Industrial Advisory Board.
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. For a number of years, Lars was an Adjunct Professor at Aalto University, Finland’s premier technical university. Before that, he was a senior researcher at NEC Laboratories.
Employment and Education
Understanding the technology shifts in networking, and shaping NetApp’s R&D roadmap to spearhead them. Created a European research presence for NetApp and successfully acquired grant funding for its strategic cloud networking topics.
Adjunct Professor (“dosentti”) at Aalto University in the area of Networking Technology, with a focus on current and future internetworking architectures and protocols.
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).
Senior Research Staff Member (RSM 2003, SRSM 2005) in the Next-Generation Internet group at the NEC Network Laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany.
The Scalable and Secure Infrastructures for Cloud Operations (SSICLOPS, pronounced “cyclops”) project focuses on techniques for the management of federated private cloud infrastructures, in particular cloud networking techniques within software-defined data centers and across wide-area networks.
Technical manager of the overall project, which is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon2020 program; project volume €7M.
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.
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.
Services, Activities and Awards
ACM SIGCOMM Industrial Advisory Board (2014-present), Internet & Gesellschaft Collaboratory Beirat (2014-present), Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures (CAIA) Scientific Advisory Board (2015-present), EU FP7 STREWS project (2012-present), EU FP7 RITE project (2013-present), EPSRC NaaS project (2013-present), EU FP7 PACE project (2012-present).
Over eighty in total, including:
Serving on the award committee for the IEEE Internet Award.
Member of the CEO/CTO Technology Councils within Nokia Corporation.
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.