Ph.D., Computer Science, Cornell University, 2004
M.S., Computer Science, Cornell University, 2002
B.S., Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1997
Kenneth Hopkinson is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Institute of Technology. His research interests include distributed systems, computer security, networking, and simulation. Dr. Hopkinson's research centers on the construction of secure and reliable distributed systems geared towards mission-critical environments, such as network-centric warfare platforms for use in military tactical scenarios, monitoring and control software targeted towards the electric power grid, and group-communication systems designed for the specific needs of cyber-physical systems.
Borowski, J.F., Hopkinson, K.M., Humphries, J.W., and Borghetti, B.J., "Reputation-Based Trust for a Cooperative Agent-Based Backup Protection Scheme," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2011, pp. 287-301.
Carlos Gonzalez, J.M., Hopkinson, K.M., Greve, G.H., Compton, M.D., Wilhelm, J., Kurkowski, S.H., and Thomas, R.W., "Optimization of Trust System Placement for Power Grid Security and Compartmentalization," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 26, No. 2, May 2011, pp. 550-563.
Llewellyn, L.C., Hopkinson, K.M., and Graham, S.R., "Distributed Fault-Tolerant Quality of Service Routing in Mobile Wireless Networks," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 10, No. 2, February 2011, pp. 175-190.
Oquendo Class, L.A., Hopkinson, K.M., Wang, X., Andel, T.R., and Thomas, R.W., "A Robust Communication-Based Special Protection System," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 25, No. 3, July 2010, pp. 1314-1324.
Fadul, J., Hopkinson, K., Sheffield, C., Moore, J., and Andel, T., "Trust Management and Security in the Future Communication-Based “Smart” Electric Power Grid," Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Electric Power Systems: Reliability, Security, and Trust Track), 4-7 January 2011, Koloa, HI, pp. 1-10.
Haught, J., Hopkinson, K., Stuckey, N., Dop, M., and Stirling, A., "A Kalman Filter-Based Prediction System for Better Network Context-Awareness (Invited Article)," Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, 5-8 December 2010, Baltimore, MD, pp. 2927-2934.
Dong, X.Y., Hopkinson, K.M., Tong, X.Y., Wang, X.R., and Thorp, J., "IP-Based Communication Systems for Wide-Area Frequency Stability Predictive Control," Fifth International Conference on Critical Infrastructure (CRIS), 20-22 September 2010, Beijing, China, pp. 1-7.
Hopkinson, K., Roberts, G., Wang, X., and Thorp, J., "Quality of Service Considerations in Utility Communication Networks," IEEE General Power Meeting, 25-29 July 2010, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 1-1.
Naga, V., Colombi, J., Grimaila, M., and Hopkinson, K., "Enabling Performance of Mission-Oriented Networks Through Quality of Service Methods," International Conference on Security and Management (SAM), 12-15 July 2010, Las Vegas, NV, pp. 529-535.
Fadul, J.E., Hopkinson, K.M., Andel, T.R., Kurkowski, S.H., and Moore, J.T., "SCADA Trust Management System," 2010 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM), 12-15 July 2010, Las Vegas, NV, pp. 548-554.
Naga, V., Colombi, J., Grimaila, M., and Hopkinson, K., "Effecting Quality of Service Across Systems of Systems," 20th International Conference on Systems Engineering (INCOSE ), 12-15 July 2010, Chicago, IL, pp. 1-15.