Prasanth Ananth is a researcher in the Fixed Networks Research Lab at Nokia Bell Labs, where his research presently focuses on technology and architecture innovations to realize future broadband access networks that are converged, virtualized, and programmable. He led the Fixed Access Networks Focus Group in GreenTouch with the mission to improve network energy efficiency between 2013-2015. Previously, he was a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Wireless Networking and Communications Group at the University of Texas at Austin between 2009-2010, and a summer intern in the CTO group at InterDigital in 2005. He received the B.E. degree in electronics and instrumentation engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.