Michael Sinatra is engaged in assisting Department of Energy Labs transition to IPv6, working on ESnet’s Domain Name System (DNS) and its security extensions (DNSSEC), as well as performing general network engineering duties.
Sinatra came to ESnet from the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked as principal network engineer for eleven years. While pursuing a master's degree in political science, he became interested in statistical and formal (game theory) methods, which led him to gain a familiarity with the Unix-based systems that ran analytical software. He held a variety of technical jobs, joining the UCB central campus networking department in 1999 where he was appointed to the Security Working Group. Sinatra has lectured on sustainable network development and is interested in issues involving workable solutions for green network development. He is involved in a number of professional organizations, including the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), Internet2, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), and other network engineering groups.