I'm a Computer Science and Networking researcher interested in the challenges of networking at the end of the long tail of connectivity.

I am currently a graduate student at the University of Washington provisionally affiliated with the ICTD Lab and Prof. Kurtis Heimerl.

My present research focuses on Community Cellular Networking with an emphasis on the challenges of implementing digital financial services in a Community Cellular context. I also have some ongoing work in cellular network security and a general interest in mobile ad-hoc and mesh networking.

Current Academic Projects

A non-exhaustive list of areas I'm currently exploring or projects underway

A cellphone tower at sunset

Community Cellular Manager

Ominous security cameras

Cellular Network Monitoring Detection

Money and a cell phone

Financial Services in Community Networks

A simple network graph

Community Network Security Models

Past Projects

Projects I worked on in the past but am no longer actively pursuing.

A cellphone tower at sunset

Scalable Wireless Alert Generator

Other Work

A lot of my commercial work, volunteer activity, and smaller projects are covered in my online portfolio site. Someday I may migrate everything to one service, but for now check out http://cargocollective.com/matt9johnson for anything you don't find here : )

About Me

I am a human being. I enjoy learning about the world, meeting people from different cultures, building tools, taking photographs, hiking, bike riding, reading, trying new food, and traveling. My primary language is English and I speak some Spanish. I tend to use emacs, but know how to get around vi. I went to undergrad at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA and currently reside in Seattle, Washington, USA.


Please tweet me @mwjhnsn or reach out to me via email at matt9j@cs.washington.edu