Dr. Justin F. Brunelle


My name is Justin F. Brunelle (@justinfbrunelle). I am a graduate of Old Dominion University in the Computer Science Program. I graduated from Ocean Lakes High School in 2004 and from ODU in 2008, 2010, and 2016.

I received my PhD under the direction of Dr. Michael Nelson. My dissertation (defense slides) studies JavaScript-dependent representations on the web and recommends a two-tiered crawling framework to help expose more of their information and embedded resources to crawlers. I continue to participate in internationally respected web science conferences and journals.

My spare time is filled with ODU athletic events, pick-up basketball, water sports, and playing with my two dogs, wife, and son. I also like Ford vehicles and brewing beer in my garage.

I keep an up-to-date official bio for use at speaking events.

Current Work:

I am currently working as a Lead Researcher at The MITRE Corporation in Hampton, VA. My work studies emerging technologies (e.g., cloud, mobile, big data, Internet of Things) in government domains and innovation. One of my primary roles is as the assistant J850 division Technical Integrator, responsible for assuring the quality and success of research proposals and efforts within MITRE's internal research program.

I am also active in the STEM community in the Hampton Roads area, mentor students at the high school and university levels, and collaborate with academics on research projects. I also am the chair of the Federal Cloud Summit and coordinate all of the Federal Technology Summits at MITRE.

Outside of MITRE, I am teaching as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at ODU.

My resume is accessible here, and my CV is available here.
I have several publications which can be viewed under the Publications link in the menu to the left.

A small list of research interests:
Web Sciences, Cloud Computing, emerging technologies, Digital Libraries, Information Retreival, Natural Language Processing, Big Data