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Center for Network Security and Access

  • Leading the discussion
  • Solving the challenges
  • Fostering collaboration
    - For modern and future network security and access issues.

 Partners and Projects

  • Academia

  • Industry

  • Government

    Arrow for Outcomes


  • Faster research to market

  • Increase in skilled resources to regain leadership in network science related technologies... establish a Center of Excellence

  • Develop and expand educational programs & opportunities to provide a world class labor force and breakthrough technologies

  • Increase impact & business opportunities

  • Provide innovation & world leadership in network science

  • Formation of a vibrant community for learning and teaching, providing the best education with interdisciplinary breadth for a new generation of highly educated, practice-oriented, competitive, and diverse U.S. workforce.

About Us

CNSA is lead by Dr. Paul Prucnal with the support of an advisory board of distinguished thought leaders from industry, government, and academia. CNSA provides the following services in the field of network science and access:

  • Facilitate the research, development, integration and cross-fertilization of network science related technologies.
  • Facilitate information exchange.
  • Foster partnerships amongst academia, industry and government.

Dr. Prucnal received his A.B. degree from Bowdoin College, Summa Cum Laude, with Highest Honors in Math and Physics, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then received his M.S., M.Phil. and PhD degrees from Columbia University, where he was elected to the Sigma Xi honor society. Dr. Prucnal was an Assistant and then tenured Associate Professor at Columbia University from 1979 until 1988, when he joined Princeton University as a Professor of Electrical Engineering. He has held visiting faculty positions at the University of Tokyo and University of Parma.