Key Personnel | Kent State University

Key Personnel

The services to be provided by an international partnership center-The Center for Global Cyber Infrastructure Research, organized by Department of Computer Sciences (CS) and Information Systems (IS) divisions of Kent State University (KSU), and joined by Ohio Academic Resource Network (OARnet) and HEAnet-Ireland's National Research and Education Network (HEAnet).  The center has been proposed to coordinate advanced technical collaboration for the establishment of Emerging Research and Education Networks including Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) in response to the solicitation S9/20I0-90/598 by The Ministry of Education (MoE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh for the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP).

The partnership has been organized by Principal Investigator (PI) Prof. J.I. Khan, Kent State University.  It will be led by him. The PI will be assisted by Team Leaders from the Ohio Academic Resource Network (OARnet) and the HEAnet-Ireland's National Research and Education Network (HEAnet).  Each institution to provide a set of key professional experts listed in next table. The PI is an expert in the design of RENs in the developing countries. The Team Leaders of the two partners are the pioneers of their respective RENs and have been involved with their conception to decade long growth and evolution. This combined leadership will together organize the delivery of the proposed services. The office PI will act as the single point of contact for all coordination of technical work for the proposed activities.

Partnership Technical Contacts:

Professor Javed I. Khan

Principal Investigator

233 MSB, Department of Computer Science
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 44242 USA
Phone: 330.672.9055, Fax: 330-672-0737
javed@cs.kent.edu

Brian Nisbet

Co-Principal Investigator, Team Leader

Chief Executive Officer
HEAnet Limited
1st Floor, 5 George’s Dock
IFSC
Dublin 1
Ireland
Phone: +353-1-660 90 40, Fax: +353-1-660 36 66
brian.nisbet@heanet.ie

Pankaj Shah

Co-Principal Investigator, Team Leader

Executive Director
OARnet
1224 Kinnear Road
Columbus, Ohio, 43212 USA
Phone: 614-292-8492, Fax: 614-292-9390
pshah@oar.net

Jeanne Tan

Project Coordinator
241 MSB, Department of Computer Science
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 44242 USA
Phone: 330.672.9154, Fax: 330-672-0737
jtan@cs.kent.edu