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Date:2 January 2009
Avri Doria - Nominating Committee appointee to the GNSO Council
I am an independent research consultant and a part time Adjunct Professor at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in Sweden. At LTU I supervise two Ph.D. students on Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN) Technology and am responsible for creating a curriculum in Internet Governance. As a professor I am partially funded by an European Commission FP7 research grant.
I have a recurring part-time contract with UN-DESA and the Internet Governance Forum as a consultant on Internet Governance and WSIS follow-up activities. I also have a part-time contract with Iometrix where I am consulting on establishing certification testing programs for VoIP NNI (Network to Network Interconnect). While I am an associate of the Interisle Consulting Group, I am currently inactive and expect to remain so as long as I am involved with ICANN as a volunteer. Specifically, I have no involvement in any contracts Interisle may have with ICANN.
As part of my volunteer activities I give advice to various representatives of indigenous nomadic and semi-nomadic populations and NGOs on Internet topics which include the possibility of obtaining a gTLD. These activities may involve providing assistance in obtaining a TLD including assistance in raising the necessary funding for a TLD, when and if that is an appropriate solution to their goals. I am not, however, currently involved in any such efforts In terms of the GNSO Council and its various working groups, committees and teams, I currently have no employment, contract,