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: 221 Nassau St Room 105 (map | streetview)
Telephone: +1.609.258.1745

Alan Kaplan joined the Department of Computer Science as a teaching faculty in September 2014. His career spans academic research to industrial R&D to technology startup/entrepreneurship and he has over twenty five years experience leading research and product development involving mobile software.

Prior to joining Princeton, Dr. Kaplan was the Chief Technology Officer for Drakontas, a software company that develops a mobile command, control and collaboration platform, called DragonForce, for law enforcement, public safety and first responder agencies. Dr. Kaplan was formerly Department Head of Middleware and Software Technologies at the Panasonic Princeton Research Laboratory. Prior to Panasonic, he held faculty positions in computer science departments at Clemson University and Flinders University of South Australia. Dr. Kaplan holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a B.S. in Computer Science from Duke University.

Dr. Kaplan is an active volunteer in the IEEE. He currently serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee for the IEEE Consumer Communications and Network Conference (IEEE CCNC).

Alan Kaplan is passionate about recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico. During the summers of 2018 and 2019, he led teams of four Princeton undergraduates teaching a version of COS 126 at the University of Puerto Rico Mayag├╝ez (UPRM) and volunteering at rebuilding/recovery sites throughout the island. The global COVID-19 pandemic prevented in person activities; instead, he led a team of seven Princeton undegraduates that offered a remote version of COS 126 to UPRM during the summer of 2020. For more information, see: Princeton Computer Science News, Princeton Alumni Weekly.