Cees de Laat
Cees de Laat is Professor and leader of the System and Network Engineering Science Group at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Research in his group includes optical/switched networking for Internet transport of massive amounts of data in TeraScale eScience applications, RDF to describe networks and associated resources, distributed cross organization Authorization architectures and Systems Security. With SURFnet he develops and implements projects in the GigaPort Research on Networks. He is co-founder and organizer of several of the past meetings of the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) and founding member of CineGrid.org.