Posted October 23rd, 2013
Polytechnic Institute of New York University's (NYU-Poly) Justin Cappos joins an elite group of ten young researchers named by Popular Science magazine as this year's "Brilliant 10." For the past 12 years, Popular Science has been searching out the nation's most promising researchers under age 40 and profiling them in the magazine's annual "Brilliant 10" issue, on newsstands now and at popsci.com.
Cappos, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering, was recognized primarily for his work on Seattle, a free, open-source cloud computing system that allows anyone to experience the Internet from the perspective of any location around the globe. Although some users employ Seattle for content distribution or to circumvent censorship, it also provides a safe platform for students to experiment with cybersecurity, mobile devices, and the web. A dozen universities around the world have already use Seattle in 45 classes, mainly to study networking and cybersecurity.