Professional Bio


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2009
  • MS in Computer Systems, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1999
  • BS in Computer Science, Indiana University South Bend, 1997


  • (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

    Academic & Professional Experience

    • Regis University, Assistant Professor, Denver, CO, 2017 to present
    • Auburn University, Professor of Aerospace Studies, Auburn, AL, 2012 to 2015
    • Air Force Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 2008 to 2012
    • United States Air Force, Cyberspace Operations Officer, 1997 to 2017

    Research & Scholarship

    • 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.

    • 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. First International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (AdHocNets 2009), 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, Volume 7, Issue 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. 2007 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2007), Orlando, October 2007.

    • J. Hemmes, D. Thain, and C. Poellabauer. Work In Progress: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Education via the TeamTrak Mobile Computing Framework. IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, 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. 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. 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. IEEE Workshop on Security in Storage, San Francisco, December 2005.

    Invited Talks

    • Live Migration of Virtual Machines. AF Space Command Cyberspace Superiority Division, Peterson AFB, CO, 19 Nov 2015.

    • Air Force Cyber: A Recruiting and Education Perspective. University of South Alabama School of Computing, Mobile, AL, 20 Aug 2014.

    • Air Force Cyber: A Recruiting and Education Perspective. Project Management Institute of South Alabama, Montgomery, AL, 14 May 2015.

    Poster Presentations:

    • Toward Resilience in the Internet of Things. Computing Community Consortium Computing Research Symposium, Washington, D.C., October 22-24, 2017.

    • A Trust Model for Heterogeneous Internet of Things Devices. Computing Community Consortium Early Career Researcher Symposium, Washington, D.C., August 1-2, 2018.

    Awards & Recognition

    • Arnold Air Society Area V Outstanding Squadron Advisor, 2013.

    • Air Force Association Medal of Merit, 2013.

    • Cooperative Relative Positioning via Audio Sampling, Advanced Navigation Technology Center, PI: Jeffrey Hemmes, 2012. 

    • Using Context Awareness for Better Routing and Management in Space Surveillance Networks, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Space Vehicles Directorate, PI: Kenneth Hopkinson, Co-PI: Jeffrey Hemmes, 2011.

    Community Involvement and Service

    Professional Service
    • ABET Computer Science Program Evaluator, 2017 to present.

    • Crosstalk Journal of Defense Software Engineering Editorial Board member, 2016 to present.

    • Air Force Research Laboratory Summer Fellow, United States Air Force Academy, CO 2018.