The PAWR Project Office is led by a team from both US Ignite and Northeastern University.

Mari Silbey

Program Director for the PPO

Mari leads the PAWR Project Office and has responsibility for achieving the overall goal and vision for PAWR.  She manages program strategy, personnel, and project execution matters, and is the point person for platform sustainability efforts in conjunction with the platform teams, industry representatives, and government agencies.

Abhimanyu (Manu) Gosain

Technical Program Director

Manu serves as the Technical Program Director developing the reference PAWR architecture and services. He also acts as the liaison with other NSF large-scale distributed platforms such as GENI, NSFCloud, and Orbit.

William Wallace

Co-PI for Oversight

Bill provides organizational leadership as Executive Director of US Ignite, serving on the PAWR Steering Council, and monitoring project delivery to ensure quality performance of the Program Director and PAWR team.

Tommaso Melodia

Research Director

Tommaso will oversee the overall PAWR technical direction, platform architectures, and alignment with the PAWR vision of developing a shared, open, usable, diverse experimental facility that will support groundbreaking research in wireless networking. He will oversee the process of research allocation on the platforms as well as the evolution of platform research focus over time.

Nancy Jemison

Finance Director

Nancy is responsible for ensuring the PAWR Project Office and its subawardees are compliant with Federal rules. She is also responsible for monitoring the subawardees project management progress including scope, schedule and costs.

Aloizio Da Silva

Technical Project Manager

Aloizio provides project management and technical expertise to the PAWR platforms. Aloizio is responsible for testing the platform performance in accordance with researcher best practices.

Kaushik Chowdhury

Academic Outreach Director

Kaushik will provide leadership, guidance, and outreach to academic wireless researchers nationwide to solicit feedback on platform design, and integrate the needs of research into PPO operations. He will oversee the development of technical capabilities and encourage experimentation with awarded platforms.

Stefano Basagni

Co-PI for Platform Implementation

Stefano will work on outreach to the academic community, implementation of platforms, and serve as a liaison with other current and future investments in large-scale platforms nationwide