I am a postdoc researcher with UCLA Computer Science, where I study internet and cybersecurity history and policy.
I hold faculty affiliations with UCLA Digital Humanities and the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities at UCLA, am a department editor for the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, co-founded the Internet Research Incubator, and direct KCIS. I wrote my dissertation on the introduction of atypical antipsychotics to US primary care (UCLA History, 2011), during which time I contributed to NIMH-funded mental health policy research.
Fidler, B. “Border Router Protocols in Internet Standardization and Control” (Manuscript presented at SHOT SIGCIS 2015.)
Fidler, B., and Dupont, Q. [Equal contributions.] (2016). “Edge Cryptography in the Co-Development of Computer Network and Security Architecture.” (Under review; manuscript presented at SHOT 2015.)
Fidler, B., and Russell, A. (2016.) “Internet Infrastructure Development at the Defense Communications Agency.” (Under review; manuscript presented at SHOT 2014.)
Fidler, Bradley, and Amelia Acker. “Metadata, Infrastructure, and Computer-Mediated Communication in Historical Perspective.” Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Prepublication March 1, 2016.
Fidler, B. and Acker, A. (2015). “Metadata and Infrastructure in Internet History: Sockets in the Arpanet Network Control Program,” Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology.
Fidler, B., and Currie, M. (2015). “Gateways: Historical Underpinnings of a Single Internet,” iConference 2015 Proceedings
My book is about the development of US Department of Defense/NATO computer networks and their relationship to the security architecture and politics of the civilian Internet.
Digital Humanities 150/250: Algorithms and Protocols in Cyberspace (Spring 2016, UCLA).
History 180A: Introduction to the History of the Internet (Summer 2012, UCLA).
From 2008-10 I was a Teaching Assistant and Associate with the UCLA Department of History.
Together with the UCLA Special Collections, UCLA Digital Library, and MLIS graduate students, I created a scholarly archive of 20+ feet of primary source materials from the early history of computer networks and the Internet. These archives can be accessed physically and digitally.
I have conducted around 30 interviews on the development of Internet architecture and infrastructure. The first batch should go online in 2016-17.
Updated 27 March 2016