IOL Star Winners

January 2017

Trevor Maddaus

Trevor Maddaus is the perfect candidate for an IOL Star Award. Trevor has been a helping hand in Home Networking Testing Services aiding others with testing. Along the way, he has also taught others about DOCSIS, tftp, cable modems and more. He worked closely on a project for validating security on Home Gateway’s by developing test cases and implementing the testing. Trevor is a model employee who not only elevates himself, but also elevates everyone around him.

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Brandon Smith

Brandon has been a part of the IOL since the summer of 2013, as an intern, then joining the Avnu certification group July 2014. From his beginnings there, Brandon has been a continuously rising star within the lab. Brandon has quickly risen to become an expert in PTP, and a lead developer in the Avnu Certification test tool, vIOLett, provided to over 40 different companies for in-house use. Brandon keeps testing on track, and development moving forward, all while balancing a full academic load and working with a startup web company.

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Melissa Steinberg

Melissa began working in the Open Networking Testing Services May, 2016. In her short time, Melissa has affected the group in many positive ways. She has provided rock solid support during our plugfests, usually starting early and ending late. Melissa has engaged with our partner companies to expand the portfolio of tools we use for our testing. In addition, her organizational skills she brings to the group has helped overall operations improve. She is always eager to learn new skills allowing the group to continuously push forward and is great to work with, she never turns down a challenge.

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Maxwell Renke

Maxwell has been working at the lab for over five years and has recently received his Master of Science in Computer Science. As a GRA for the last two years, Max has been leading the Ethernet Switching Protocols group to new heights. He was instrumental in the development and release of ESP’s first set of software applications and has been a mentor to new hires, given countless tours, and has a work ethic that sets him apart. This is Max’s second IOL star which puts him in rare company.

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Pirro Shtino

Pirro started working at the UNH-IOL in March 2015 as the Webcom assistant and he quickly distinguished himself as someone with a passion for learning everything about what we do at the lab. He is also a dependable volunteer for STEM activities, teaching a Python class to middle schoolers and volunteering to help out with Techcamp as well. Recently he has been digging deep into the lab’s database internals and helping write the code responsible for a slate of improvements this summer. Finally he is always available to answer questions for new employees to help them get quickly up to speed. Pirro has been a great representative of the UNH-IOL’s culture and values.

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