Justin Cappos is a tenure-track assistant professor in the
Computer Science and Engineering department at
New York University. Justin's research philosophy
focuses on building near production quality systems that solve real
problems. His research interests mostly focus on improving the security
of real world systems.
His dissertation work was
the first package manager designed for environments that use operating system
virtualization, such as cloud computing. Improvements in Stork, particularly
relating to security, have been widely adopted and are used on the majority of
Linux systems. Currently he is spending most of his waking hours
working on a variety of research projects, including:
- Seattle, a peer-to-peer cloud computing platform with a broad deployment and community of users,
- TUF, a framework for securing legacy software updaters,
- upPIR, a Private Information Retrieval system which has similar performance to FTP in practice.
- NetCheck, a tool that finds
the root cause of failures in applications that use the network.
Along with his students and
Post Doc Yanyan Zhuang, Justin is also working on a large number of projects that are still in stealth mode including several with NYC Media Lab and NYU WIRELESS.