Patrick Dorn to Lead ESnet’s Network Engineering Group


Patrick Dorn, a network engineer who joined ESnet in 2011, has been named the new leader of ESnet’s Network Engineering Group. He has held the job in an acting capacity since last September.

During his time with ESnet, Dorn spent a year at CERN in Switzerland, working to establish high speed links between CERN and the U.S. research community.

Before joining ESnet, Dorn was a senior network engineer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. At NCSA he held both technical and management roles.

While at NCSA, Dorn served as the SC)08 conferencechair for SCinet, the high-speed network that provides wired and wireless connectivity for the thousands of attendees. SCinet is entirely volunteer-driven and takes more than a year to plan and then deploy.