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Jean-François Blanchette

Associate Professor
Jean-François Blanchette

GSE&IS 218
300 North Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

Jean-François Blanchette
Associate Professor

Research Center


  • Ph.D., Science & Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • M.Sc., Computer Science (cryptology), Université de Montréal
  • B.Sc., Computer Science, Université de Montréal

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Dynamics of the computing infrastructure
  • Authenticity of electronic information
  • Materiality and computing
  • Technology, memory, and oblivion

Select Publications

  • Blanchette, J.-F., Running on Bare Metal: Materiality and Modularity in the Computing Stacks. Under contract, The University of Chicago Press. 
  • Yoo, C. S. and Blanchette, J.-F. (eds.) Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure, forthcoming 2015, The MIT Press. 
  • Blanchette, J.-F., “Viewpoint: Computing as if Infrastructure Mattered,” Communications of the ACM, Vol. 55 No. 10, 32-34 (2012).
  • Blanchette, J.-F., Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture and Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents. 2012, The MIT Press.