Computing That Serves

Daniel Zappala

Professorial Status:
Associate Professor
Office Phone:
(801) 422-2195
2228 TMCB (Office Hours: By appointment)

Daniel Zappala received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from USC in 1997.  He was a professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon from 1997 through 2004, before joining the Computer Science Department at Brigham Young University. Dr. Zappala is the director of the Internet Research Lab, where his research focuses on networking, security, and usability. Current projects include improving the security of the Internet's certificate system, studying gamer behavior on the Steam network, and developing personal cloud computing. His past research includes wireless networks, routing, congestion control, multicast, and peer-to-peer networking. Dr. Zappala is also the director of the BYU Open Source Lab, where he mentors students that create software as a form of community service.

Research Interests:

Networking, security, and usability.