Dr. Ram Dantu has 15 years of industrial experience in the networking industry, where he worked for Cisco, Nortel, Alcatel, and Fujitsu and was responsible for advanced technology products from concept to delivery. He is a full professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas (UNT). During 2011, he was a visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the School of Engineering. He is the founding director of the Network Security Laboratory (NSL) at UNT, the objective of which is to study the problems and issues related to next-generation networks. He is also the director of the Center for Information and Computer Security at UNT. He has received several NSF awards in collaboration (lead PI) with Columbia University, Purdue University, University of California at Davis, Texas A&M University and MIT. He was selected as a member of Innovation Corps of NSF in 2011. During 2013 NSF invited him along with FCC CTO for a webcast on NG9-1-1 services. In addition to more than 150 research papers, he has authored several Requests For Comments (RFCs) related to MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS), SS7 over IP, and routing. Due to his innovative work, Cisco and Alcatel were granted a total of 25 patents, and another 10 are pending.