Dr. Lavian earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Computer Science. He researched and specialized in communication networks, telecommunication systems, Internet protocols, and cloud computing. Dr. Lavian blends intimate expertise of patent innovation with academic and industry communication networks excellence. He applies his industry expertise and deep technical knowledge to a skilled communication networks expert witness practice.
Dr. Lavian has deep experience in both high-tech industry and academic laboratories. He led three US Department of Defense (DARPA) projects as the principal investigator. In addition, he served as a scientist at UC Berkeley’s RAD Lab. He also served as a Technical Co-Chair for IEEE Interconnects at Stanford University. Dr. Lavian spent eleven years working at Nortel Networks’ Research Labs, where he successfully spearheaded the development of the first network resource-scheduling service for Grid computing.
Dr. Lavian was the first to demonstrate transatlantic dynamic allocation of 10Gbs Lambdas as a grid service. He created the first wire-speed active network device on commercial hardware. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and participates as an active member in ACM and IEEE-CNSV.
Selected Patents – Communication Networks
In addition to his research and development work, Dr. Lavian is also listed as an inventor of 120 patents. A few of the patents in the field of communication networks are listed below:
- US 6,772,205: Executing applications on a target network device using a proxy network device
- US 6,175,868: Method and apparatus for automatically configuring a network switch
- WO2000/0054460: Method and apparatus for accessing network information on a network device
Scientific Publications – Communication Networks
Scientific publications co-authored by Dr. Lavian on the subject of communication networks:
- Applications Drive Secure Light-path Creation across Heterogeneous Domains, Feature Topic Optical Control Planes for Grid Networks: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Vision.” Gommans L.; Van Oudenaarde B.; Dijkstra F.; De Laat C.; Lavian T.; Monga I.; Taal A.; Travostino F.; Wan A.; IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 44, no. 3, March 2006, pp. 100-106
- Lambda Data Grid: Communications Architecture in Support of Grid Computing. Tal I. Lavian, Randy H. Katz; Doctoral Thesis, University of California at Berkeley. January 2006.
- “Information Switching Networks.” Hoang D.B.; T. Lavian; The 4th Workshop on the Internet, Telecommunications, and Signal Processing, WITSP2005, December 19-21, 2005, Sunshine Coast, Australia.
- Impact of Grid Computing on Network Operators and HW Vendors. Allcock B.; Arnaud B.; Lavian T.; Papadopoulos P.B.; Hasan M.Z.; Kaplow W.; IEEE Hot Interconnects at Stanford University 2005, pp.89-90.
- DWDM-RAM: A Data Intensive Grid Service Architecture Enabled by Dynamic Optical Networks. Lavian T.; Mambretti J.; Cutrell D.; Cohen H.J; Merrill S.; Durairaj R.; Daspit P.; Monga I.; Naiksatam S.; Figueira S.; Gutierrez D.; Hoang D.B., Travostino F.; >CCGRID 2004, pp. 762-764.
- DWDM-RAM: An Architecture for Data Intensive Service Enabled by Next Generation Dynamic Optical Networks. Oang D.B.; Cohen H.; Cutrell D.; Figueira S.; Lavian T.; Mambretti J.; Monga I.; Naiksatam S.; Travostino F.; Proceedings IEEE Globecom 2004, Workshop on High-Performance Global Grid Networks, Houston, 29 Nov. to 3 Dec. 2004, pp.400-409.
Presentations and Lectures – Networks and Communications
Presentations and lectures by Dr. Lavian on the subject of communication networks:
- Open Distributed Networking Intelligence: A New Java Paradigm
- Open Networking Better Networking Through Programmability
- Active Networking On A Programmable Networking Platform
- Open Programmability
- Popeye – Fine-grained Network Access Control for Mobile Users
- Open Networking Through Programmability
- Open Programmable Architecture for Java-enabled Network Devices
Dr. Lavian provides expert witness services to his clients in the field of communication networks.