Vijay Sivaraman

Co-Founder & CEO

Vijay Sivaraman is co-founder, Director, and CEO of Canopus Networks. He was an early engineer in a silicon valley start-up manufacturing optical switch-routers, and has done extensive product architecture, development, and operations of carrier-grade solutions for Telcos. Prior to that he worked at Lucent Bell-Labs where he invented new architectures for high-speed switching chipsets. He is a tenured Professor at UNSW Sydney, co-founder of the ANZ SDN Alliance , and has raised millions of dollars for SDN and IoT technologies from government, defence, and private industry. He holds 4 patents, has published over 100 research articles, and is a regular speaker at conferences and trade-shows.He received his B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the IIT Delhi, India, in 1994, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000.

Himal Kumar

Co-Founder & CTO

Himal Kumar Co-founded Canopus Networks and now serves as the CTO of the company. Himal has years of experience in building production grade SDN solutions and has engineered multiple SDN/NFV applications deployed and trialled in research and production networks. He is also experienced in architecting and building scalable and efficient network applications which leverage programmable hardware.  He is also a part of open-source SDN community and has contributed to applications in ONOS and ODL.He received his Master of Philosophy degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2017 and Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Patna) in 2014. His expertise has been in applying SDN/NFV technology in the areas of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), High-Speed Flow Classification and NFV for middle-boxes.

Rajesh Vasa

VP, Business & Strategy

Rajesh Vasa is an innovator and entrepreneur with over 2 decades of experience spanning both industry and academia with a specialisation in artificial intelligence and complex software systems design.  His career spans roles in technology engineering, operations and executive leadership with an international work profile.Rajesh has deep expertise in creation and operationalisation of complex technology solutions. His work is broad and in the recent past involved operationalising multiple complex systems spanning many areas -- intelligent homes for aged care, reducing traffic congestion, detecting spam using neural networks, reducing costs and improving patient care. He is a tenured Professor with multiple successful start-ups and spin-outs from his lab some of which are now mature organisations spanning the globe.

Hassan Habibi

VP, Research & Innovation

Hassan drives the Research & Innovation team at Canopus Networks. He has more than five years of experience in developing applications for programmable networks both in research and production networks. He has co-built SDN-based application for managing and customising Internet services for home networks. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) in 2015, and Masters and Bachelors from the Sharif University of Technology in 2004 and 2001 respectively. Hassan has worked as a technology strategist for more than 7 years in a medium-sized broadband operator in Asia, prior to undertaking his Ph.D. studies. His expertise has been in applying Data Analytics, AI, and SDN/NFV technologies to ISP, Home, and Enterprise networks.