Aryan Taherimonfared has completed his PHD at the University of Stavanger within Software Defined Networking(SDN). His PHD advisor was Chunming Rong. He has been working for UNNETT contributing to the UNINETT SDN-project as well during this time.
The contribution of this thesis is twofold. First, several architectural improvements are proposed for network monitoring services. These proposals take advantage of the data-intensive computing model and SDN mechanisms to advance the state-of-the-art in monitoring backbone and data centre networks. Second, various components of an SDN architecture framework are designed that enhance the efficacy, reliability, and manageability of a large-scale cloud infrastructure. The enhancements are particularly made to network virtualization techniques, which are the critical building blocks in the cloud service delivery.
Read the thesis at http://www.ux.uis.no/~aryan/docs/thesis/