Alan Kaplan

Alan Kaplan, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
Princeton University
35 Olden St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 USA

Email: alan dot kaplan at cs dot princeton dot edu
Office: 105 221 Nassau St.
Telephone: +1.609.258.1745

Professional Experience

Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ USA. Sep 2014 - present

Chief Innovation Adviser / Co-owner, Drakontas, Glenside, PA, USA. 2007 - present

Lead Scientist & Department Head, Middleware & Software Technologies, Panasonic R&D Company of America, Princeton Laboratory, Princeton, NJ USA. 2003 - 2007

Senior Scientist, Panasonic R&D Company of America, Princeton Laboratory, Princeton, NJ USA. 2001 - 2003

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Clemson University, Clemson, SC USA. 1997 – 2001

Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. 1996 – 1997

Programmer/Analyst, Corporate Headquarters, Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA USA. 1983 – 1985


PhD and MS, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA USA
Thesis title: Name Management in Convergent Computing Systems: Models, Mechanisms and Applications
Thesis advisor: Professor Jack C. Wileden

BS, Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, NC USA

Professional Societies

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): Computer Society and Communications Society (ComSoc).

Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Steering Committee Chair, IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference. 2022-present(Las Vegas, Nevada); Steering Committee member since 2004, Vice-Chair (2019-2022); also served as Technical Vice-Chair (2004), Tutorials Chair (2005), Demonstrations Chair (2006), Publications Chair (2018-2020).

Member, IEEE Conferences Committee 2020.

Member, IEEE Humanitarian Committee 2020.

Chair (2016-2017), Operations Chair (2008-2013), IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) - GLOBECOM/ICC Management and Strategy Committee (GIMS), which oversees ComSoc’s largest conferences – Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) and International Conference on Communications (ICC).