Roeland Nuijts received the Ir. Degree in electrical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (1993), and the Ph.D. degree (with honours) from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris, France, (1997). He conducted his Ph.D. research at AT&T Bell Labs, US. After graduation he joined Lucent Technologies in the Netherlands to work on integration of SDH and DWDM systems and moved to Tokyo, in 1999, where he became involved in technical marketing for the Asia Pacific. In 2001, he joined OpNext in California. Roeland is currently a manager network services department at SURFnet in Utrecht, Netherlands.