Ed Sykes

Dr. Edward A. Sykes performed nearly ten years of research at University of Virginia on novel, operationally motivated data collection, modeling, analysis and design of large scale Internet technology networks.  


He was founder and CTO of successful startups that commercialized his research. Ed was SVP and Chief Scientist of OPNET Technologies where he acquired and integrated twelve acquisitions resulting in OPNET entering two new multibillion-dollar markets leading to OPNET’s position as leader in both the Network Performance Management (NPM) and Application Performance Management (APM markets). OPNET was sold to Riverbed Technology for $1.016B where Ed took on the Deputy CTO and Performance Management BU Chief Scientist roles. 

He is a contributor to multiple industry publications and inventor on a number of patents.  Ed is married and lives in Cary, North Carolina.
Dr. Edward A. Sykes performed nearly ten years of research at University of Virginia on novel, operationally motivated data collection, modeling, analysis and design of large scale Internet technology networks. He was founder and CTO of successful startups that commercialized his research. Ed was SVP and Chief Scientist of OPNET Technologies where he acquired and integrated twelve acquisitions resulting in OPNET entering two new multibillion-dollar markets leading to OPNET’s position as leader in both the Network Performance Management (NPM) and Application Performance Management (APM markets). OPNET was sold to Riverbed Technology for $1.016B where Ed took on the Deputy CTO and Performance Management BU Chief Scientist roles. He is a contributor to multiple industry publications and inventor on a number of patents. Ed is married and lives in Cary, North Carolina.