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Dr. Jeffrey Hemmes

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer & Cyber Sciences

Dr. Hemmes
Contact Information

(719) 333-6802



Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Indiana (2009)

Master of Science, Computer Systems, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (1999)

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, Indiana (1997)

Research and Scholarly Interests

Software Engineering, Operating Systems, Distributed Computing, Cyber Security


S. Kirkman, S. Fulton, J. Hemmes, C. Garcia, and J. Wilson. A Blockchain Architecture to Increase the Resilience of Industrial Control Systems From the Effects of a Ransomware Attack: A Proposal and Initial Results. To appear in ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, 2024.

J. Hemmes, J. Dressler, S. Fulton, and S. Kirkman. Trust and Risk Assessment in IoT Networks. Computer Networks and Communications, Vol 1, No 2, 2023, DOI:  https://doi.org/10.37256/cnc.1120232667

J. Hemmes, J. Dressler, and S. Fulton. Trust Models and Risk in the Internet of Things. Proceedings of the SAI Future of Information and Communications Conference (FICC), Vancouver, April 2021

J. Hemmes and J. Dressler. Work-In-Progress: IoT Device Signature Validation. Proceedings of the IEEE Information Technology, Electronics, and Mobile Computing Conference, Vancouver, October 2019

J. Lopez, J. Nielsen, J. Hemmes, and J. Humphries. Using Attack Trees to Assess Security Controls for Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Journal of Information Warfare, Volume 12, Issue 4, January 2014

J. Haught, K. Hopkinson, and J. Hemmes. The Modeling and  Simulation of a Network Controller Based on Router Queue-Size Predictions. Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation:  Applications, Methodology, Technology, Volume 10, Issue 2, April 2013, pp. 105-115. DOI: 10.2514/1.A32133

J. Lopez, J. Nielsen, J. Hemmes, and J. Humphries. Using Attack Trees to Assess Security Controls for Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ICIW 2012), pp. 166-177, Seattle, March 2012

J. Hemmes, M. Fisher, and K. Hopkinson, Predictive Routing in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and Technologies (NGMAST 2011), pp. 117-122, Cardiff, UK, September 2011

J. Hemmes, D. Thain, and C. Poellabauer. Cooperative Localization in GPS-Limited Urban Environments. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (AdHocNets 2009), pp. 422-437, Niagara Falls, Canada, September 2009

D. Thain, C. Moretti, and J. Hemmes. Chirp: A Practical Global Filesystem for Cluster and Grid Computing. Journal of Grid Computing, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 51-84, 2009. DOI: 10.1007/s10723-008-9100-5

J. Hemmes, C. Poellabauer, and D. Thain. On-Demand Transient Data Storage and Backup in Mobile Systems. Proceedings of the 2007 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2007), pp. 1-7, Orlando, October 2007

J. Hemmes, D. Thain, and C. Poellabauer. Work In Progress: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Education via the TeamTrak Mobile Computing Framework. Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in
Education Conference, pp. 1-2, Milwaukee, October 2007

J. Hemmes, D. Thain, C. Poellabauer, C. Moretti, P. Snowberger, and B. McNutt. Lessons Learned Building TeamTrak: An Urban/Outdoor Mobile Testbed. Proceedings of the International Conference on
Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA 2007), pp. 219-224, Chicago, August 2007

J. Hemmes and D. Thain. Cacheable Decentralized Groups for Grid Resource Access Control. Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2006), pp. 192-199, Barcelona,
September 2006

D. Thain, C. Moretti, P. Madrid, P. Snowberger, and J. Hemmes. The Consequences of Decentralized Security in a Cooperative Storage System. Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Security in Storage, pp. 71-82, San Francisco, December 2005