Bio: Dr. Walter Willinger is Chief Scientist at NIKSUN. Prior to joining NIKSUN, he worked at AT&T Labs-Research from 1996-2013 and before that at Bellcore Applied Research from 1986-1996. He is a Fellow of ACM (2005), Fellow of IEEE (2005), AT&T Fellow (2007), and Fellow of SIAM (2009), co-recipient of the 1995 IEEE Communications Society W.R. Bennett Prize Paper Award and the 1996 IEEE W.R.G. Baker Prize Award, and co-recipient of the 2005 and 2016 ACM/SIGCOMM Test-of-Time Paper Awards. His paper “On the Self-Similar Nature of Ethernet Traffic” is featured in “The Best of the Best – Fifty Years of Communications and Networking Research,” a 2007 IEEE Communications Society book compiling the most outstanding papers published in the field of communications and networking in the last half century. Dr. Willinger received his Dipl. Math degree from the ETH Zurich and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.