Siamak Azodolmolky received his Computer Engineering degree from Tehran University and his first MSc. degree in Computer Architecture from Azad University in 1994 and 1998 respectively. He was employed by Data Processing Iran Co. (IBM in Iran) as a Software Developer, Systems Engineer, and as a Senior R&D Engineer during 1992-2001. He received his second MSc. degree with distinction from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006. He joined Athens Information Technology (AIT) as a Research Scientist and Software Developer in 2007, while pursuing his PhD degree. In August 2010, he joined the High Performance Networks research group of the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) of the University of Essex as a Senior Research Officer. He received his PhD (with ‘cum laude’) from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya UPC in 2011. He has been the technical investigator of various national and EU funded projects. Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been one of his research interests since 2010, in which he has been investigating the extension of OpenFlow towards its application in core transport (optical) networks. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in international conferences, journals, and books. Currently, he is with Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (GWDG) as a Senior Researcher and has lead SDN related activities since September 2012. He is a professional member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE.