Celeste Anderson is the director of the external networking group at the University of Southern California. The external networking group includes the Los Nettos Regional Network, USC colocation services (external) and international internet exchanges; it is part of the USC Information Technology division of Information Technology Services.
Celeste manages both the Pacific Wave and CIIX Internet exchange nodes in California on behalf of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and is the Project Coordinator for the NSF-sponsored Translight/Pacific Wave project at University of Hawaii. Along with Alan Whinery of University of Hawaii, Celeste runs the TLPW ‘PerfClub’ support group for perfSONAR implementations.
Celeste participates in several working groups within Internet2 and Educause’s ECAR. She was involved with the formation of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California and has served on many advisory committees within CENIC, including the Business Advisory Council (BAC), the Technical Advisory Council (TAC), the Network Operations Advisory Group (NOC) and other temporary advisory Groups. She has been CENIC’s annual conference program chair for the 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010 conferences and has led numerous panel discussions.
For sixteen years, Celeste worked at USC’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI), where she worked on various networking projects and managed the Los Nettos network, the Los Angeles Access Point (LAAP) Internet exchange and ISI Colocation Services. Her involvement with Los Nettos dates back to its formation in 1988.