- PhD, University of Washington, 2011
- MS, University of Washington, 2007
- BS, Univerity of Maryland, 2005
Colin Dixon is the Chair of OpenDaylight's Technical Steering Committee and a Distinguished Engineer at Brocade. In both roles, he focuses on leveraging open source software to build innovative networking solutions. Beyond that, he is active in open standards bodies including the Open Networking Foundation, where he has won two outstanding technical contributor awards for his contributions to Table Type Patterns that support using OpenFlow with diverse hardware. Colin is also a researcher focusing on distributed systems, networking, operating systems and security with over a dozen published academic papers. In addition, he occasionally teaches at the at his alma matter: the University Maryland. He holds a PhD in networking and distributed systems from the University of Washington. You can find more information at his website colindixon.com or follow him on twitter @colin_dixon.