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Lee W McKnight

Lee W McKnight

Associate Professor

228 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 278-4392

lmcknigh@syr.edu

www.iatag.org & http://insct.syr.edu

Overview

Lee W.McKnight is an Associate Professor in the iSchool (The School of Information Studies), Syracuse University, Faculty Advisor to the Worldwide Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship Club (WiTec), and an Affiliate of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSTC). Lee lectures annually at MIT since 1998. Lee was Principal Investigator of the 2011 Technology Project of Year TACNY Award-winning National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation Wireless Grids Innovation Testbed (WiGiT) project 2009-2014. Lee is co-inventor of the the Internet Backpack and inventor of edgeware, a new class of software for creating secure ad hoc overlay cloud to edge applications, services, and Things. Lee's research focuses on blockchain and cloud management of cyber-physically secure dynamic edge services, virtual markets and wireless grids, the global information economy, national and international technology policy, and Internet governance. Lee was previously Research Associate Professor of Computer Science, Associate Professor of International Information and Communication, and Director of the Edward R. Murrow Center at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Principal Research Associate, Lecturer, and Visiting Scholar at MIT; and Founder of the Internet Telephony Consortium (1996), which evolved into the Communications Futures Program,which continues at MIT. Lee is a member of the NIST Federated Cloud Public Working Group and the IEEE P2302 Intercloud standards working group and served on the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council of TM Forum; as a member of IEEE P2030.4 smart grid interoperability task force. Lee is Founder and was a Member of the Board of Directors of Wireless Grids Corporation, 2004-2014. Lee was a Founding Member, Board of Directors, Summerhill Biomass Systems, 2007-2013. Lee is a Pioneer Member of the Internet Society since 1991. McKnight teaches and created graduate and undergraduate courses on Blockchain Management, Cloud Management, and Cloud Architecture among others. He has taught Information Security Policy (joint with Syracuse Law School/INSCT), Information Policy, and Telecommunications Regulation at Syracuse University. Lee lectures annually in the MIT Professional Education short course, 'Technology, Organizations, and Innovation: Putting Ideas to Work' since 1998. Lee's research interests span policy, economic, business and technical innovation in regional and global information economies. In addition to many peer reviewed articles in technical and policy journals and dozens of published chapters, Lee's academic work includes several books. Professor McKnight's next 4 books on his ground-breaking research will be published in 2018-2019 by Imperial College Press/World Scientific Press, Singapore and London. The first book in the World Scientific Press series, 'Cloud to Edgeware: Wireless Grid Applications, Architecture and Security for the "Internet of Things"' is with Tyson T Brooks.  Lee's co-authored (with Peter Cukor) book 'Knowledge Networks, the Internet, and Development' was published by MIT Center for E-Business/Nabu Press, 2014 and 2011. McKnight's co-authored and co-edited books published by MIT Press include Creative Destruction: Business Survival Strategies in the Global Internet Economy;(2001,2002, Japanese translation by Toyo Kezai 2003; Chinese translation by Economic Sciences Press 2007);Internet Telephony;(2001), the award-winning The Gordian Knot:Political Gridlock on the Information Highway (1997,1999) and Internet Economics (MIT Press, 1997, 1998), a path breaking work that was the first to develop metrics for economic analysis of Internet transactions. McKnight was a Postdoctoral Associate, MIT School of Engineering, Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development in 1990, and a consultant to the MIT Media Lab in 1989. Lee received his Ph.D. in 1989 from MIT; M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in 1981; and B.A. magna cum laude from Tufts University in 1978.

Research

Lee's research interests span policy, economic, business and technical innovation in regional and global information economies. The role of information and communication technology innovation in shaping the global political and market virtual environments is of strong interest. In addition, I am interested in modeling new information systems services and applications and policies such as blockchain/distributed ledger technologies; innovation in cyber-physical security, advanced wireless services including Internet of Things, grids, Internet of things; 5G, nomadicity and mobility; Internet economics and policy; information technology development; national and international technology policy including for cyberlearning.The Open Specification Model for wireless grids in the Internet of Things v0.4 is among many other things, a summation of my research interests. The WiGiT Lab at Syracuse University iSchool led the research across a wide array of fields related to wireless grids, edgeware, mobile clouds, Internet of Things, and virtual markets, with support of the National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation Program, the Industrial Innovation Program, and other NSF Division of Engineering programs as well as corporate and community partners, which led to the initial formulations of the model and its experimental service, application, and device implementations, evaluated over time in 9 doctoral theses authored by students at 3 universities, Syracuse, Tufts and MIT. I continue this research in cooperation with WiTec, the Worldwide Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship Club, which I serve as the students and alumni faculty advisor. In addition to many peer reviewed articles in technical and policy journals and dozens of published chapters, Lee's academic work includes several books. Professor McKnight's next 4 books on his ground-breaking research will be published in 2018-2019 by Imperial College Press/World Scientific Press, Singapore and London.; The first book in the World Scientific Press series, 'Cloud to Edgeware: Wireless Grid Applications, Architecture and Security for the "Internet of Things"' is with Tyson T Brooks.; Lee's co-authored (with Peter Cukor) book 'Knowledge Networks, the Internet, and Development' was published by MIT Center for E-Business/Nabu Press, 2014 and 2011. McKnight's co-authored and co-edited books published by MIT Press include ;Creative Destruction: Business Survival Strategies in the Global Internet Economy;(2001,2002, Japanese translation by Toyo Kezai 2003; Chinese translation by Economic Sciences Press 2007), ;Internet Telephony;(2001), the award-winning ;The Gordian Knot:Political Gridlock on the Information Highway;(1997,1999) and Internet Economics (MIT Press, 1997, 1998), a path breaking work that was the first to develop metrics for economic analysis of Internet transactions.

Teaching

Blockchain Management, Cloud Architecture, Cloud Management are courses originated by Lee McKnight, and currently offered by Syracuse University School of Information Studies.;Information Policy, Information Policy and Decisionmaking, Telecommunications Regulation, and Information Security Policy are courses I have taught and refined. Information Security and Policy is offered join with the College of Law, while students dual majoring in Information Management and Technology and Whitman School of Management fields are the primary enrollees in Telecommunications Regulation and Information Policy and Decisionmaking. 

Personal

Married to Elaine. 3 children, Phillip, William and Christina. Interests include playing soccer, skiing, and travel.

Teaching


Teaching History - 2018-2019
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2018 IST728 M001 Information Security Policy
Fall 2018 IST600 M003 Block Chain Management
Fall 2018 IST714 M001 Cloud Architecture
Spring 2019 IST400 M002 Block Chain Mgmt.
Spring 2019 IST600 M001 Block Chain Management
Teaching History - 2017-2018
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2017 IST600 M003 Block Chain Management
Fall 2017 IST400 M001 Block Chain Mgmt.
Spring 2018 IST400 M002 Block Chain Mgmt.
Spring 2018 IST600 M001 Block Chain Management
Teaching History - 2016-2017
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2016 IST728 M001 Information Security Policy
Fall 2016 IST456 M001 Info Policy & Decision Making
Fall 2016 IST600 M001 Cloud Management
Fall 2016 IST700 M002 Cloud Architecture
Spring 2017 IST453 M001 Telecommunications Regulations
Spring 2017 IST600 M003 Cloud Management
Spring 2017 IST700 M001 Cloud Architecture
Teaching History - 2015-2016
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2015 IST618 M002 Information Policy
Fall 2015 IST728 M001 Information Security Policy
Fall 2015 IST456 M001 Info Policy & Decision Making
Fall 2015 IST600 M001 Cloud Management
Spring 2016 IST618 M003 Information Policy
Spring 2016 IST453 M001 Telecommunications Regulations
Spring 2016 IST600 M003 Cloud Management
Teaching History - 2014-2015
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2014 IST618 M002 Information Policy
Spring 2015 IST618 M003 Information Policy
Spring 2015 IST453 M001 Telecommunications Regulations
Teaching History - 2013-2014
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2013 IST618 M002 Information Policy
Fall 2013 IST880 M001 Intensive Seminar
Spring 2014 IST618 M002 Information Policy
Spring 2014 IST453 M001 Telecommunications Regulations
Teaching History - 2012-2013
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2012 IST618 M002 Information Policy
Fall 2012 IST456 M001 Info Policy & Decision Making
Spring 2013 IST618 M002 Information Policy
Spring 2013 IST453 M001 Telecommunications Regulations
Summer 2013 IST880 M540 Intensive Seminar
Summer 2013 IST999 M800 Dissertation
Teaching History - 2011-2012
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2011 IST618 M002 Information Policy
Fall 2011 IST618 M801 Information Policy
Spring 2012 IST618 M002 Information Policy
Spring 2012 IST453 M001 Telecommunications Regulations
Spring 2012 IST990 U003 Independent Study
Teaching History - 2010-2011
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2010 IST618 M001 Survey/Telecom & Info Policy
Fall 2010 IST453 M001 Telecommunications Regulations
Spring 2011 IST618 M001 Survey/Telecom & Info Policy
Spring 2011 IST618 M002 Survey/Telecom & Info Policy
Summer 2011 IST880 M540 Intensive Seminar
Teaching History - 2009-2010
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2009 IST453 M001 Telecommunications Regulations
Spring 2010 IST618 M001 Survey/Telecom & Info Policy
Spring 2010 IST618 M004 Survey/Telecom & Info Policy
Spring 2010 IST990 M006 Independent Study
Summer 2010 IST880 M540 Intensive Seminar
Teaching History - 2008-2009
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2008 IST618 M001 Survey/Telecom & Info Policy
Fall 2008 IST690 M006 Independent Study
Fall 2008 IST490 M003 Independent Study
Spring 2009 IST754 M001 Telecom Final Project
Spring 2009 IST600 M002 Innov. in Netwkd Info Environ.
Teaching History - 2007-2008
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2007 IST444 M001 Info Reporting & Presentation
Fall 2007 IST618 M001 Survey/Telecom & Info Policy
Spring 2008 IST618 M001 Survey/Telecom & Info Policy
Spring 2008 IST754 M001 Telecom Final Project
Teaching History - 2006-2007
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2006 IST444 M001 Info Reporting & Presentation
Fall 2006 IST618 M001 Survey/Telecom & Info Policy
Fall 2006 IST810 M024 Practicum in Research
Fall 2006 IST840 M026 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2007 IST444 M001 Info Reporting & Presentation
Spring 2007 IST618 M001 Survey/Telecom & Info Policy
Spring 2007 IST840 M016 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2007 IST810 M017 Practicum in Research
Teaching History - 2005-2006
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2005 IST754 M001 Telecom Final Project
Fall 2005 IST665 M001 Telecom Cost Modeling
Fall 2005 IST810 M024 Practicum in Research
Fall 2005 IST840 M026 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2005 IST665 M002 Telecom Cost Modeling
Fall 2005 IST754 M002 Telecom Final Project
Spring 2006 IST618 M001 Survey/Telecom & Info Policy
Spring 2006 IST810 M025 Practicum in Research
Spring 2006 IST840 M025 Practicum in Teaching
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