PI: Jeronimo A. Bezerra
Information Technology Associate Director
jbezerra at fiu dot edu

Has 11 years of IT and Network Engineering experience, most of them with R&E networks. He is responsible for AmLight network operation and engineering, including the SDN deployment between AMPATH and SouthernLight. He will lead the Q-Factor design, development and deployment activities.

Co-PI: Richard Cziva, Ph.D.
Software Engineer
richard at es dot net

Richard Cziva is a software engineer at ESnet. He has a range of technical interests including traffic and performance analysis, data-plane programmability, high-speed packet processing, software-defined networking, and network function virtualization. Prior to joining ESnet in 2018, Richard was a Research Associate at University of Glasgow, where he looked at how advanced services (e.g., personalized firewalls, intrusion detection modules, measurement functions) can be implemented and managed inside wide area networks with programmable edge capabilities. Richard holds a BSc in Computer Engineering (2013) from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2018) from University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. He will lead the research activities in Q-Factor, and he will mentor the postdoc

Co-PI: Julio E. Ibarra, Ph.D.
Assistant VP of Technology Augmented Research at CIARA
julio at fiu dot edu

As the Assistant Vice President for Technology Augmented Research at FIU, Dr. Julio Ibarra is responsible for furthering the mission of the Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment (CIARA) – to contribute to the pace and the quality of research at FIU through the application of advanced Cyberinfrastructure. Has 30+ years of IT and Telecom infrastructure management, 18 of those years of specialization with Research and Education networks and project management. Ibarra will be responsible for overall project management and coordination.