ORG MIT Haystack Observatory Title Research Engineer BIO Dr. David Lapsley joined MIT Haystack Observatory as a Research Engineer in April 2003. Since then he has been using his combined research and commercial networking experience to work out how to enable Radio Astronomers practicing Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) to shift vast amounts of data across research networks spanning the globe in short periods of time. Dr. Lapsley has a B. Sc. and B. E. (hons) degress from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He also holds a Ph. D. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Melbourne. Prior to working at MIT Haystack Observatory, Dr. Lapsley was a Senior Systems Engineer within the Multi-Service Switching Division of Lucent Technologies, based in Westford Massachusetts.