Jonathan Anderson

Jonathan Anderson

B.Eng., M.Eng. Memorial, PhD Cambridge

  • Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-2715
Em: jonathan.anderson[at]
Office: EN3028
Research Interests
Computer Security, Operating Systems
Personal Profile

I work in computer security and privacy, with interests in operating systems, protocols, programming languages and the hardware/software interface. I’m a contributor to the FreeBSD operating system and its Capsicum sandboxing framework, which is also being ported to Linux by Google. I also maintain the website

I completed my B.Eng. (2006) and M.Eng. (2008) degrees at Memorial and my PhD at the University of Cambridge (2012). After two further years at Cambridge as a postdoctoral research associate, I returned home to take up a post as an assistant professor.


IEEE Canada–Telus Innovation Award
Rothermere Fellowship

Research Highlights

TESLA: Temporally Enhanced Security Logic Assertions

The CHERI capability model: Revisiting RISC in an age of risk

A taste of Capsicum: practical capabilities for UNIX

Other Contacts


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000