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Dr. Samuel Jero
Network Security Researcher
Technical Staff
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington, MA, USA
Work Email: samuel.jero (AT) ll.mit.edu
Personal Email: sjero (AT) sjero.net
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I am a member of technical staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory doing research on leveraging Software Defined Networking (SDN) to provide improved network security and visibility as well as improving the security of SDNs themselves.

I received a PhD in computer science in 2018 from Purdue University, where I worked with Dr. Cristina Nita-Rotaru. My research interests include transport protocols, congestion control, Software Defined Networking, network security, and automated testing. My dissertation focused on automatically finding performance and availability attacks in transport protocol implementations and identifying attacks against next generation transport protocols. While at Purdue, I was a member of the Network and Dependable Systems Security Laboratory (NDS2) and the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS).

My masters and undergraduate work was in computer science at Ohio University, where I worked with Dr. Shawn Ostermann. My research there involved Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN). My masters thesis examined the performance of the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP). While at Ohio University, I was a member of the Internetworking Research Group (IRG).

My work has received a variety of awards including a best paper award from the IEEE Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) in 2015, the Applied Networking Research Prize from the IRTF in 2016 and 2018, the Diamond Award from the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) in 2018, and the Cisco Network Security Distinguished Paper Award from the Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium (NDSS) in 2018.