Michael Sinatra has joined ESnet’s Network Engineering Group. His mission at ESnet will be to help Department of Energy Labs transition to IPv6, work on ESnet’s Domain Name Security (DNS) and its extensions (DNSSEC), as well as perform general network engineering duties.
For the past eleven years Sinatra has been working as principal network engineer at the University of California, Berkeley. While pursuing a master’s degree in political science, Sinatra became interested in statistical and formal (game theory) methods, which led him to gain a familiarity with the Unix-based systems that ran analytical software. He held a variety of technical jobs, joining the UCB central campus networking department in 1999 where he was appointed to the Security Working Group. He helped create the CalNet service at Berkeley and most recently worked to develop IPv6 and DNSSEC services there, which has attracted national attention to the university for its pioneering efforts in this area.
Sinatra has lectured on sustainable network development and is interested in issues involving workable solutions for green network development. He is involved in a number of professional organizations, including the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), Internet2, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), and other network engineering groups.
Sinatra grew up in Philadelphia’s Main Line, but moved to the Bay Area almost two decades ago. He still misses Philly soft pretzels with mustard as well as scrapple. But Sinatra asserts that with a bit of coaching, West Coasters can make a Italian sub.