SURFnet bv (Netherlands)
After his Ph.D. work on all-optical-time-domain multiplexing at JDS Uniphase, Rob started working for Lucent Technologies where he, as a member of technical staff, supported the Optical Networking Group, Followed by a technical presales position at Alcatal-Lucent's Access Network Division. In 2008 he joined TNO in the Netherlands where he acted as an innovator in many network related projects. In 2013 he joined SURFnet as an optical network architect. At present he is responsible for the architecture and high-level design of SURFnet's transport layer.