Inder Monga Named Director of ESnet

Inder Monga is the new ESnet director.

Indermohan “Inder” Singh Monga, an internationally recognized expert in advanced networking research, is the new executive director of the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, better known as ESnet. He will also assume the role of director of the Scientific Networking Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which manages ESnet.

Monga, who joined ESnet in September 2009, is only the fifth person to lead ESnet since it was created 30 years ago. When Greg Bell announced he was stepping down as ESnet director in February 2016, Monga was named interim director. Since joining the organization, Monga has served as a software engineer, chief technology officer, group lead of the Tools Team and deputy of technology for the Scientific Networking Division. He provides research and technology direction, actively leads research projects and championed building a focused software engineering effort within ESnet. He is also a frequent invited/keynote speaker at industry and research and education (R&E) networking conferences.

“ESnet was very fortunate to have Inder join the organization in 2009 and I’m very pleased that he will now lead ESnet into the next generation of scientific networking,” said Kathy Yelick, Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab, in announcing Monga’s appointment. “As science has become increasingly science-driven, networking plays a critical role in giving researchers access to critical data, as well as supporting global collaborations.”

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