Jason earned his degree in Sociology in 1988. Jason has worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab since 1992, working on a wide variety projects. Jason was involved in the early quality-of-service (QoS) network tests with Van Jacobson back in 1994, when Jacobson was the head of the Network Research Group at Berkeley Lab. Jason has worked on some of the first gigabit test beds, including the Multidimensional Applications and Gigabit Internetwork Consortium (MAGIC) project in 1993, Bay Area Gigabit Network (BAGNet) in 1995 and National Transparent Optical Network (NTON) in 1997. He also worked with the Advanced Internet Research (AIR) group at the University of Amsterdam on 10-Gbps transatlantic links in 2002.