Short Biography

Corey E. Baker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky (UK). He directs the Network Reconnaissance (NetRecon) Lab where his research interests are in the area of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) with emphasis in: opportunistic wireless communication for the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, smart homes, and mobile health environments. Professor Baker received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University (SJSU), a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida (UF) under the supervision of Professor Janise McNair. After completion of his graduate studies, Baker was a University of California Presidents Postdoctoral Fellow in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of California San Diego under the mentorship of Ramesh Rao. Baker was later a Visiting Scholar in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of Southern California under the mentorship of Bhaskar Krishnamachari.

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Academic Positions

  • 2018 - present Assistant Professor

    Computer Science
    University of Kentucky

  • 2017 Visiting Scholar

    Electrical Engineering
    University of Southern California

  • 2015-2017 UC President's Postdoc Fellow

    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Qualcomm Institute
    University of California San Diego

Selected Awards

Network Reconnaissance (NetRecon) Lab Research Projects

The Network Reconnaissance (NetRecon) Lab is directed by Professor Corey E. Baker. The NetRecon Lab conducts research in the area of cyber physical systems specializing in opportunistic wireless communication for the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, smart homes, and mobile health environments. Our research is situated in the evaluation and real-world application of delay tolerant networks (DTNs), mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs), and software defined networks (SDNs) to empower device-to-device (D2D) social networks for crowd sourcing information. Leveraging D2D communication provides complementary solutions to traditional networks which are typically dependent upon centralized infrastructures such as the Internet. The goal of our research is to make data accessible in the midst of intermittent and poor connectivity while minimizing delay.

Selected Publications

More Publications

An Opportunistic mHealth Architecture for Remote Patient Monitoring

In Proceedings of the 20th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, 2019
Max-Onakpoya, Esther and Jacobs, Aggrey and Baker, Corey E.
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In Vivo Evaluation of the Secure Opportunistic Schemes Middleware

Demo In ICDCS, 2017 (15% acceptance)
Baker, Corey E and Starke, Allen and Hill-Jarrett, Tanisha G and McNair, Janise
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How the Pathway to Engineering Affects Diversity in the Engineering Work-force: A Silicon Valley Case Study

In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA, 2015
Baker, Corey E and Dunnavant, J and McNair, J
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Current and previous courses

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