Team Members





Greg Lacey

Senior Project Manager

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Robert Cannistra

Research and Development Head

Mr. Robert M. Cannistra has held the positions of Northeast Regional Manager, Technical Services Manager and Senior Consultant for VLINK Solutions, previously known as AllTechData Systems, a Cisco Partner. His ...

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Casimer DeCusatis

IBM Managing Correspondent

Dr. Casimer DeCusatis is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and technical executive based in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He currently serves as Chief Technology Officer for Strategic Alliances, IBM Systems Networking, and has ...

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Benjamin Carle

Research and Development Head

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Matthew Johnson

Research and Development Head

Mr. Matthew Johnson is an ethusiastic educator with diverse knowledge and expertise in the field coupled with a background in industry as a lead software engineer. He has strong experience ...

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Conor Proce

Systems Administrator

Conor Proce is currently a senior at Marist College. He will be graduating at the end of the semester with a Bachelors degree in Information Technology.

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Chris Ahmed

Systems Administrator

Chris Ahmed is a currently Senior at Marist College majoring in Information Technology with a concentration in Technology. He is a Systems Administrator for the SDN Research Center as well ...

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Matt Marakovits

Systems Administrator

Matt Marakovits is currently a junior at Marist College and will graduate in Spring 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Information Technology. Matt’s main duties involve managing the PureFlex and ...

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Aaron Kippins

OpenFlow Developer

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Mary Miller

OpenFlow Developer

Mary is a Computer Science Major and she is currently a Junior. She has experience with Java, Python, Java Script, HTML and CSS. Mary was apart of the winning Hackathon ...

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Kelly Maud

OpenFlow Developer

Kelly is currently a Junior at Marist College and will graduate with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science in the Spring of 2016. She has experience with Java, Python, Java ...

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Conner Ferguson

OpenFlow Developer

Conner is a Junior at Marist College majoring in Computer Science who has been working in the SDN innovation lab since May of 2015. Conner's main focus in the lab ...

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Melissa Iori

OpenFlow Developer

Melissa is a junior, majoring in Computer Science. Her programming experience is in Web services, REST APIs, full stack development, JavaScript, node.js, Java, Python, HTML, CSS and other languages. In ...

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Junaid Kapadia

Previous Team Member

Junaid Kapadia has graduated Marist College with a Bachelors in Information Technology Systems degree with a concentration in Technology as well as a minor in Computer Science. At the IBM/Marist ...

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Devin Young

Previous Team Member

Devin has recently graduated from the school of Computer Science. She has experience with Java, Haskell, COBOL, Fortran, Erlang, Pascal, Scala, ML, Lisp, JavaScript and HTML. Devin was previously on ...

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Zach Meath

Previous Team Member

Zack is a junior majoring in Computer Science. Previously, his team won the 2013 Hackathon sponsored by Morgan Stanley. He is familiar with Java, Python, C++, and many other languages.

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Kevin Pietrow

Previous Team Member

Kevin is a senior Computer Science major here at Marist College. He was previously involved with the OpenFlow project, and has worked on a new, browser based version of the ...

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Jason Parraga

Previous Team Member

Jason is a previous student worker who was responsible for, among other things, the Avior project and much of the Port Down Reconciliation project. Jason previously worked in the SDN ...

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Ryan Wallner

Previous Team Member

Ryan is a former student worker, and was responsible for the QoS Floodlight module as well as the Host Aware Networking module that is currently in the later stages of ...

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