Jason Gao

I lead the information and cyber security efforts at 10x Genomics.

Previously, I was a cybersecurity researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, developing technologies for national security.

My interests revolve around security and cyber-physical systems. I've worked on building and securing the Internet of Things, connected and autonomous vehicles, high-speed computer networks, robots, mobile devices, and transportation systems.

I received a Ph.D. from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, advised by Professor Li-Shiuan Peh. There, I invented new mobile imaging, sensing, computing, and communications systems for future urban mobility, and tested them in real cities. I also worked on physical computing and urban design at the MIT Media Lab. Before that, I received an S.B. from Harvard.

Email: [email protected]


SCIBORG: Secure Configurations for the IOT Based on Optimization and Reasoning on Graphs.
Hamed Soroush, Massimiliano Albanese, Milad Asgari Mehrabadi, Ibifubara Iganibo, Marc Mosko, Jason Gao and David Fritz, Shantanu Rane and Eric Bier
Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2020.
Best paper award

Detectability of active triangulation range finder: a solar irradiance approach
Huizhe Liu, Jason Gao, Viet Phuong Bui, Zhengtong Liu, Kenneth Eng Kian Lee, Li-Shiuan Peh, and Ching Eng Png
Optics Express, 2016.

A smartphone-based laser distance sensor for outdoor environments
Jason H. Gao and Li-Shiuan Peh
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, May 2016.
Media coverage: IEEE Spectrum, Yahoo, GCN,, Gizmag, Hackaday, The Statesman, MIT News

Automotive V2X on Phones: Enabling next-generation mobile ITS apps
Jason H. Gao and Li-Shiuan Peh
Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE), Dresden, Germany, March 2016. Invited paper.

RoadRunner: Infrastructure-less Vehicular Congestion Control
Jason H. Gao and Li-Shiuan Peh
ITS World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, USA, September 2014.
Best paper award
Media coverage: Wired, IEEE Spectrum, IOT Journal, PCWorld, Computerworld, GCN, BostInno, Straits Times, Motorburn, Road Traffic Technology, BGR India, MIT News, MIT EECS

A case for leveraging 802.11p for direct phone-to-phone communications
Pilsoon Choi, Jason Gao, Nadesh Ramanathan, Mengda Mao, Shipeng Xu, Chirn-Chye Boon, Suhaib Fahmy and Li-Shiuan Peh
International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), La Jolla, California, USA, August 2014.

DIPLOMA: Consistent and Coherent Shared Memory over Mobile Phones
Jason Gao, Anirudh Sivaraman, Niket Agarwal, Haoqi Li and Li-Shiuan Peh
International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), Montreal, Canada, September 2012.

Contact Sensing and Grasping Performance of Compliant Hands
Aaron M. Dollar, Leif Jentoft, Jason H. Gao, and Robert D. Howe
Autonomous Robots, vol. 28(1), pp. 65-75, 2010.

other projects and fun stuff No sign-up, instant real-time photo galleries. Email photo(s) to, and your gallery is ready. Uses WebSockets to show newly added photos in real-time. 2015.

Simple Bus and Shuttle Tracker. See position, heading, and route of active MIT shuttles and MBTA buses. Born out of frustration with the MIT Mobile app. Source code. 2015.

Hyperlapse of MIT. Dub wub wub wub. 2015.

The Wall. Giant RGB LED Wall + Leap Motion. Project with James Coleman, Martin Lozano, Ramya Swamy, Miho Kitagawa, and Douglas Sanchez for 2.744 Product Design. 2014.

Expandabot. Expanding wheels on a robot, for traversing different terrain types, steering even with identical angular speed, and fun. Project with Shiyu Wei, Sarah Southerland, and Bianca Homberg for 6.S080 Mechanical Invention through Computation. 2013.

TeleGesture. Tangible interface for remote collaboration via gestural recreation. Project with Samvaran Sharma, Anjali Muralidhar, Hayoun Won, and Henry Skupniewicz for MAS.834 Tangible User Interfaces. 2012.

At the Reds. Pure HTML5 in-vehicle apps and microentertainment through MirrorLink via a Nokia N9 connected to a reverse-engineered sonar parking kit+Arduino+Bluetooth module. Nokia Research Center. 2012.

Alignment-less electric vehicle charger design for the CityCar. Wheels + Legs Exhibit at the MIT Media Lab. Project with Vasco Portugal for MAS.552J. 2012.

nChooseTwo. Social matchmaking between friends. Press coverage: BostInno The Crimson 2011.

Harvard Energy and Emissions Visualization. Interactive visualization of Harvard's 2008-2009 energy consumption and carbon emissions across the campus. Project for CS 171. Featured in CS50 (PDF). 2009.

Cookie Crumbs. A location-based services platform to connect people through shared local experiences. Harvard College Innovation Challenge winner. 2008.

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