Jonathan Kirsch

Applied Communication Sciences
150 Mount Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Email: jak at cs dot jhu dot edu

CV

About Me

I am currently a Senior Research Scientist at Applied Communication Sciences.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in May 2010. While at Hopkins, I worked as a Research Assistant in the Distributed Systems and Networks lab with my advisor, Dr. Yair Amir. My dissertation research focused on the design and implementation of survivable, secure, high-performance distributed systems based on intrusion-tolerant replication. My current interests include cloud computing and building highly-resilient SCADA systems for electricity distribution.

My PhD thesis: Intrusion-Tolerant Replication Under Attack

Publications

  • Survivable SCADA via Intrusion-Tolerant Replication
        Jonathan Kirsch, Stuart Goose, Yair Amir, Dong Wei, Paul Skare
        Accepted to the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
     
  • Intrinsically Resilient Energy Control Systems
        F. Sheldon, J. Huang, J. Dang, D. Fetzer, S. Goose, J. Kirsch, D. Manz, T. Morris, D. Wei
        Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop (CSIIRW12).
     
  • Using Semantic Web Technologies to Develop Intrinsically Resilient Energy Control Systems
        F. Sheldon, J. Huang, J. Dang, D. Fetzer, S. Goose, J. Kirsch, D. Manz, T. Morris, D. Wei
        7th International Conference on Semantic Technologies for Intelligence, Defense, and Security (STIDS 2012).
     
  • Toward Survivable SCADA For Industrial Automation
        Jonathan Kirsch, Stuart Goose
        AUTOMATION Congress 2012, Baden-Baden, Germany, June 2012.
     
  • Toward Survivable SCADA
        Jonathan Kirsch, Stuart Goose, Yair Amir, Paul Skare
        Cyber Security Information Intelligence Research Workshop (CSIIRW11), Oak Ridge, TN, October 2011.
     
  • Prime: Byzantine Replication Under Attack
        Yair Amir, Brian Coan, Jonathan Kirsch, John Lane
        IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC). Volume 8 Issue 4, July 2011.
     
  • Steward: Scaling Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Replication to Wide Area Networks
        Yair Amir, Claudiu Danilov, Danny Dolev, Jonathan Kirsch, John Lane, Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Josh Olsen, David Zage
        IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC). Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2010.
     
  • Intrusion-Tolerant Group Management for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
        Jonathan Kirsch, Brian Coan
        Second International Workshop on Dependable Network Computing and Mobile Systems (DNCMS '09).
     
  • Paxos for System Builders: An Overview
        Jonathan Kirsch, Yair Amir
        2008 Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware (LADIS 2008), New York, September 2008, pp. 1-6.
        Invited paper.
     
  • Byzantine Replication Under Attack
        Yair Amir, Brian Coan, Jonathan Kirsch, John Lane
        38th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2008), Anchorage, Alaska, June 2008, pp. 197-206.
     
  • Customizable Fault Tolerance for Wide-Area Replication
        Yair Amir, Brian Coan, Jonathan Kirsch, John Lane
        IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2007), Beijing, China, October 2007, pp. 66-80.
     
  • Secret Handshakes with Dynamic and Fuzzy Matching
        Giuseppe Ateniese, Marina Blanton, Jonathan Kirsch
        14th Annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS 2007), San Diego, CA, February 2007.
     
  • Scaling Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Replication to Wide Area Networks
        Yair Amir, Claudiu Danilov, Danny Dolev, Jonathan Kirsch, John Lane, Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Josh Olsen, David Zage
        IEEE International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2006), Philadelphia, PA, June 2006, pp. 105-114.
        Award paper.
     
  • Load balancing and locality in range-queriable data structures
        James Aspnes, Jonathan Kirsch, Arvind Krishnamurthy
        Twenty-Third ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2004), July 2004, pp. 115-124.

Additional Technical Reports

Completed Ph.D. Coursework

Personal

Besides Computer Science, the other passion in my life is music. At Yale, I was a member of Out of the Blue, a co-ed pop-rock a cappella group. I served as musical director from 2003-2004, which was an incredibly rewarding experience. At Johns Hopkins, I was a member of Ketzev, an a cappella group specializing in Jewish music, for 5 years, serving as musical director from Fall 2005 - Fall 2007. During my time in the Bay Area, I had the pleasure of singing with Dr. Steve Sano and the Stanford Symphonic Chorus.

I also play the piano and the cello.