Team

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

Mari Silbey

Program Director for the PPO

Mari is leading the PAWR Project Office, with responsibility for achieving the overall goal and vision for PAWR. Mari is responsible for overall program strategy, management, and execution.

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 understand and are compliant with Federal rules and US Ignite policies and procedures.

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