Jack Brassil


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What the press has said ...
New York Times
San Jose Mercury  News
Boston Globe
New Scientist (2004), (2009)

      Senior Scholar (on leave)
      Department of Computer Science
      Princeton University
      35 Olden Street
      Princeton, NJ 08540 USA
      email: jbrassil at cs.princeton.edu
      +1 609 802-4374
  Recent Work

My research interests span all of computer network systems, protocols and applications, and also include network security, information hiding, surveillance technologies, and privacy enhancing technologies.

I am currently serving as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Computer & Network Systems in the CISE Directorate.

My responsibilities include the Network Technologies & Systems (NeTS) core program, mid-scale research infrastructures including NSFCloud, GENI, and US Ignite smart cities. I also support Optics & Photonics, Campus CyberInfrastructure, Smart & Connected Health, and NSF partnerships with Japan, Brazil and the European Commission.

I received a 2018 NSF Director's Award for Superior Accomplishment (with T. Nandagopal, K. Calvert, and M. Houghton) for lauching the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program.

For NSF matters please contact me at:

        2415 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria VA, 22314
        email: jbrassil at nsf.gov
        phone: +1 (703)292-8041

                --   Jack Brassil (\`brah-sel\ rhymes with castle)

  Recent Keynote Addresses
  1. "Disruption at the Internet Edge, " Fourth IEEE Workshop on Hot Topics in Web Systems and Technologies (HotWeb 2016), Washington, DC, Oct. 2016.
  2. "Locating Mobile Devices Indoors: Opportunities, Theory and Practice, " Intl. Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2013), Nassau, Bahamas, Aug. 2013.
  3. "Security and Privacy in the Mobile Cloud," Intl. Workshop on Cloud Computing and Information Security (CCIS 2013), Shanghai, China, Nov. 2013.
   Selected Publications
  1. "Verifying the Location of a Mobile Device User," J. T. Brassil, P. K. Manadhata, Proc. of Mobisec 2012, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, June 2012. (Best Paper Award)
  2. "Technical Challenges in Location-Aware Video Surveillance Privacy", J.T. Brassil, Protecting Privacy in Video Surveillance, A. Senior (Ed.), New York, Springer, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-84882-300-6  
  3. "Structuring Internet Media Streams with Cueing Protocols," J. T. Brassil, H. Schulzrinne, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 10, no. 4, August 2002, pp. 466-476.  
  Selected Patents