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Alden Jackson

Associate Clinical Professor


Office Location

105-107 Forsyth Street
132F Nightingale Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Alden Jackson, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000

Research Interests

  • SDN architecture
  • Network security


  • PhD, University of Delaware


Alden Jackson is an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences. He earned his PhD at the University of Delaware.

Professor Jackson is interested in SDN architecture, network security, reliability and robustness of massively distributed systems, network protocol design and implementation, and network traffic analysis and monitoring.

Before Northeastern, Professor Jackson was a Senior Architect at Akamai Technologies where he was responsible for improving the scalability and reliability of the systems that safely distributed customer and system configuration metadata in Akamai’s production network to over 200,000 servers world-wide.

Before Akamai, he was a Senior Network Scientist at BBN Technologies and Sandia National Laboratories where he was a principal investigator or key contributor on US Government (DARPA, DHS HSARPA, AFOSR, DOE) and commercially funded R&D projects in the areas of attack traceback, network traffic analysis and monitoring, network security, Active Networking, SDN architecture, high speed network architecture, satellite packet switching, and optical network control plane.