Juniper Networks Laboratory Inauguration

On September 25th, 2019 a new state of the art laboratory was unveiled in the A.V. Williams Building of the A. James Clark School of Engineering—The Juniper Networks Laboratory. We as a board representing the graduate students of Telecommunications Engineering would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to Juniper Networks. The lab features 84 EX access switches, 56 SRX-240 routers/security devices, 30 MX5 routers, and five servers. We believe this would encourage students to come up with innovative projects/ideas to implement in the Networking field. The ENTS Program has strong professional ties with Juniper Networks due to its Academic Alliance since 2012. Juniper Networks has made several donations of equipment to the program in the past. Juniper has also provided job opportunities for many ECE/ENTS alumni to further stimulate the interests of students in the Networking/Cloud domains.

 The lab ribbon-cutting ceremony was felicitated by Dr. Bikash Koley,  ECE Ph.D. alumnus and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Juniper Networks. After which there was an interesting discussion held on “Skilling for the Future" by a diverse and knowledgeable panel. Panelists included Jaja and Koley, CTO Juniper Networks as well as Leidos Civil Group CTO and Tony Gehr, a UMD Alumnus Davina Pruitt-Mentle, Head of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, and Jeanita Pritchett, Academic Program Manager of the International and Academic Affairs Office.

TSAN Board members were invited and  Ritik Singh (President), Sujitha Sekar Rajan (Vice President), Aniket Bulbule (Secretary) attended the ceremony and gained valuable insights about Juniper and the scope of Networking in the modern cloud era.