Justin Cappos is a tenure-track assistant professor in the
Computer Science and Engineering department at
. Justin's research methodology largely aligns
with Google's philosophy
focuses on building near production quality systems that solve real
problems. His research interests mostly focus on improving the security
and efficiency 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.
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.