Sebastian Castro Avila represented Latin America on the ccNSO's IANA Work Group. He currently works as a DNS expert at .nz Registry Services. He formerly worked at NIC Chile, and represented the organization at ICANN meetings, and workshops. Mr.Castro worked with The Cooperative Association of Internet and Data Analysis to run tests on the NIC Chile's servers; this infomration was able to provide CAIDA with valuable information regarding the stability and condition of the DNS.
Sebastian Castro has worked at NIC Chile as a DNS Administrator, at CAIDA as a DNS analyst, and as an Instructor. He worked at NIC Chile from 1997 to 2007; in that time he saw the company grow from 4 employees (including himself) to 30, and went from managing the automated registration system as a Professor's assistant, to more varied and complicated tasks.
In 2006, Sebastian spent 6 weeks in Japan for training courses funded by JICA.
He has taught courses on Data Communications, Operating Systems, and Network Security, at the University of Chile and elsewhere.
He regularly attends industry events, both as a participant and a presenter.
Sebastian received a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Chile, focusing on computer networks and the methodologies necessary to create realistic Internet-wide simulations applied to anycast deployment.
Sebastian lived his entire life in Santiago, before taking a position in 2007 in San Diego, USA; he has subsequently moved to New Zealand. He is married with two children, and is glad to see his children learning English as a second language. A more exhaustive biography can be found on his website.