External Advisory Board

MONROE has engaged an advisory board consisting of representatives from each stakeholder group. The role of the EAB is to provide external strategic advice to the MONROE consortium and as the project progresses, validation of MONROE’s approach from the point of view of stakeholders including users that are first in line for testing— namely, researchers/innovators, MBB operators, regulators and users/businesses. The advisory board will act as a consultative body for the consortium at key points in the project’s lifetime.

The members of the advisory board are:

  • Prof. Suman Banerjee is a Professor of Computer Sciences at UW-Madison where he is the founding director of the WiNGS laboratory that broadly focuses on research in wireless and mobile networking systems. He received his undergraduate degree from IIT Kanpur, and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award and ACM SIGMOBILE’s inaugural RockStar Award for early career achievements in mobile computing. Technology developed by Prof. Banerjee have won various accolades including the first prize at the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Competition in 2011 and in the Interdigital Innovation Challenge in 2012. Prof. Banerjee is currently serving as the Chair of ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM’s. Special Interest Group on Mobility, Systems, Users, Data, and Computing. He leads the WiRover project in the US that focuses on providing high-bandwidth wide-area wireless connectivity in different mobile and static scenarios, particular to public transit and public safety vehicles.
  • Einar Lunde is the Director of the Networks Department in Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT). NPT is the Norwegian regulatory body for the telecommunications sector and actively involved in Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC).
  • Konstantina (Dina) Papagiannaki is a researcher in the network infrastructure team inside Google. Her research interests are in computer networks, mobile systems, and data analysis. Prior to Google she was the director of research at Telefonica Research (2011-2016), a senior researcher at Intel (2004-2011) and a researcher at Sprint Advanced Technology Labs (2000-2004).  She got awarded her PhD from the Computer Science Department of University College London (UCL) in March 2003, receiving the Distinguished Dissertations Award 2003. She got her first degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in October 1998. She has chaired the technical program committee of the premier conferences in her field, authored more than 60 peer reviewed papers, authored a book on the design and management of large-scale IP networks through Cambridge University Press, has 6 awarded patents, and has received the best paper awards at ACM Mobicom 2009, ACM IMC 2013, and ACM CoNEXT 2013. In 2008, she received the rising star award of ACM SIGCOMM and in 2015, she was awarded the title of ACM distinguished scientist.
  • Noam Amram is the Director of R&D Projects and Alliances at LiveU and has over 13 years experience in technology development, business development and international collaborative research activities. Prior to LiveU, he has acted in several leading technology positions in a number of communication companies including Motorola Israel, Alvarion as well as smaller startup companies. Noam hold an MSC EE degree from the university of Tel-Aviv. LiveU is the leader in portable live video acquisition, contribution and management solutions. Recent customer applications also include public safety, mobile surveillance, and border protection, providing law enforcement agencies and first responders with an encrypted video uplink to significantly improve real-time situational awareness