OpenDaylight TSC Chair
Colin Dixon is acting as the Technical Steering Committee Chair and Committer-at-large of OpenDaylight, he has been participating in OpenDaylight since day one and actively contributes to the controller, l2switch and TTP projects. He is a computer systems researcher. His research interests are broadly in systems, spanning networks, distributed systems, operating systems and security with an emphasis on building real, secure, reliable and efficient computer systems.
He has a PhD in networking and distributed systems from the University of Washington and is passionate about using open source, software, and SDN to change the way we do networking. He has spent over a decade working on networks as a researcher, developer, and operator on networks at various scales.
Now as the TSC Chair of the OpenDaylight, his mainly job is to improve the core functionality, including helping out with performance improvements, improving overall code quality and helping improve some of the build system. He also co-authored the Dixon-Erickson OpenDaylight Merged Controller Proposal, which helped to resolve core architectural issues in the controller and community early on.