Dr. Levi Perigo – Scholar in Residence / Professor of Network Engineering, Interdisciplinary Telecom Program, University of Colorado Boulder

levi perigoDr. Levi Perigo is a Scholar in Residence in the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining the University of Colorado full-time, Dr. Perigo was a Senior Network Engineer at ADTRAN Inc. In this role, he served as an escalation point for isolation and resolution of heterogeneous internetworking problems for major accounts. He holds vendor certifications in telecommunications technologies in areas such as IP routing, switching, network design, wireless technologies, Voice over IP (VoIP), Internet of Things (IoT) home integration, and Software Defined Networking (SDN) / Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

The Next Generation Networks: SDN/NFV course he developed for Master’s level engineering students in the ITP at the University of Colorado focuses on Open SDN, and promotes the use of SDN and OpenFlow in industry. Dr. Perigo has a passion for working with students and challenging them with interactive, hands-on, real world scenarios in the classroom. His course has been used by academia and industry to enrich the body of knowledge and validate skills through the Open Networking Foundation Certified SDN Professional Program (OCSP).

His research interests are in a variety of internetworking technologies such as VoIP, IPv6, SDN/NFV, and next generation protocols. Currently, his research focuses on implementation and best practices for IPv6 VoIP SDN. Dr. Perigo holds an MS in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State University and a PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University.