hello, world

I am an Assistant Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Additionally, I am a contractor with Google, USC-ISI, and ICANN, am under book contract with The MIT Press, and am a Project Member with the Cyber Civilization Research Center at Keio University (Tokyo).

I study the design, technical administration, and societal impact of internet architectures (such as the Domain Name System, Internet Protocol address spaces, and encryption protocols). This includes

  • the political and economic factors that structure protocol design,
  • the ways that architectures place requirements on (human) organizations for their technical administration,
  • the interactions between this technical administration and other social forces such as policy, geopolitics, and the private sector, and
  • how this sociotechnical internet, in turn, impacts societal phenomenon, such as economic activity and national security.

You can read more about my research and publications; also available are some recent talks and academic miscellany.

You can reach me at bfidler@stevens.edu and on twitter.