Jonathan joined Protocol Labs in August 2019 after eight years of administrative work at the California Institute of Technology. He is interested in scientific ethics and the role of technology in the 21st century. His professional and personal foci lie at the intersections of philosophical, spiritual, and pragmatic (social, political, scientific, technological, etc.) approaches to solving human problems, though he probably wouldn’t chop these up into such discrete categories.
Ultimately, he believes that people should have free and open access to the information, relationships (communication), and resources necessary to build a better world. Working at Protocol Labs is an opportunity to co-labor toward that goal.
In January of 2020, the Resilient Networks Lab (ResNetLab) launched two RFPs (Requests for Proposals) to address pressing open problems faced by IPFS and libp2p, namely, Routing at Scale and PubSub at Scale.
In May, Rosario Gennaro was named a 2020 Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). IACR established its Fellows Program in 2002 to recognize oustanding members for significant technical and professional contributions to cryptology and related fields.
The Underlay, a Protocol Labs independent research project undertaken in conjunction with the Knowledge Futures Group at MIT, is currently looking for a Software Engineer with strong full-stack web development skills and an interest in semantic web and decentralized web technologies.