Dr. Justin F. Brunelle


Justin F. Brunelle (@justinfbrunelle) is a graduate of Old Dominion University in the Computer Science Program. He graduated from Ocean Lakes High School in 2004 and from ODU in 2008 (BS), 2010 (MS), and 2016 (Ph.D.).

Justin received his PhD under the direction of Dr. Michael Nelson. His dissertation ( defense slides) studied 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. Justin continues to participate in web science conferences and journals.

Justin's spare time is filled with ODU athletic events, pick-up basketball (pre-COVID), water sports, and spending time with his dog, wife, and two sons (not in priority order). He also like Ford vehicles and brewing beer in his garage.

An up-to-date official bio is available for use at speaking events.

Current Work:

Justin works as a Principal Researcher at The MITRE Corporation in Hampton, VA. His work studies web science, emerging technologies (e.g., cloud, mobile, big data, Internet of Things), and applied innovation in government domains. One of his primary roles is as the Software Engineering Innovation Center's Technology Integrator, responsible for coordinating and providing guidance to the research proposals and efforts within MITRE's internal research programs in a center of over 500 employees.

Outside of MITRE, Justin occasionally teaches as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at ODU.

A one-page resume is accessible here, as well as a full CV here. A variety of publications can be found at Justin's list of Publications. These include peer-reviewed papers, technical reports, and internal MITRE publications.

Research Interests:

Web Sciences, Cloud Computing, emerging technologies, Digital Libraries, Information Retreival, Natural Language Processing, Big Data