Protocol Labs Research

Jonathan Gross

Research Administrator


MA in Comparative Religion and Ethics, 2009

Claremont School of Theology

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.

Blog posts

2021.6.1 / News, Grants
Introducing our new grant spectrum
Protocol Labs Research is committed to supporting the innovation needed to build our decentralized future. Today we are pleased to announce the expansion of the PL Research Grant Program to include a variety of new funding opportunities designed to support collaborative work on problems defined by the broader research community and critical to our work at Protocol Labs.
2020.12.18 / Blog, News
Announcing the Protocol Labs Associate Research Program Manager (ARPM) summer program
Protocol Labs is currently accepting applications for its Associate Research Program Manager (ARPM) ten-week summer program (2021). The ARPM experience is an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn to support and grow research programs; drive research initiatives; and engage in meta-research analyses, exploring high-level ways to improve the efficacy and impact of scientific research.
2020.10.13 / News, Grants
Meet the latest Protocol Labs Research Grant recipients
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.
2020.5.22 / News
Rosario Gennaro named 2020 IACR Fellow
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.
2020.3.11 / News
The Underlay seeks qualified software engineer
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.