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Staff Profile

Jeff Boleng

Jeff Boleng

Senior Member of the Technical Staff

Key Responsibilities

 Jeff Boleng is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff on the Advanced Mobile Systems team. His interests and experience span a wide gamut of computer science from network protocols, operating systems, distributed computation, and embedded systems to numerical analysis, scientific computing, parallel processing, and concurrency. He is currently focused on innovative applications of advanced technologies to aid the safety and effectiveness of tactical soldiers at the edge. He was also recently awarded an internal research grant to investigate techniques to create secure and assured mobile computing components.

 

Professional Background

Jeff joined the SEI in 2012 after 21 years of service as an active duty Cyber Operations Officer in the US Air Force. During his service he was a member of the Computer Science faculty at the US Air Force Academy for eight years.  He was honored with the Outstanding Academy Educator in Computer Science award for academic year 2007-2008.  He has operational Air Force experience as a deployed network engineer with the 1st Combat Communications Squadron where he deployed in support of the Bosnian War, leading an Intelligence software development team in US Air Forces Europe, leading the Command and Control Interoperability efforts for US Forces Korea, and leading the net-centric integration efforts in AF Space Command.  Additionally, he served as a Flight Commander and Chief of Maintenance in the 21st Space Communications Squadron and he Commanded the 21st Mission Support Squadron on Peterson AF base, Colorado.  In 2010 he deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) as a mentor to the Computer Science Department Head at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan and a member of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, AF Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, and theNATO ISAF Medal.

Publications (recent or significant)

Books
 
Introduction to Computer Graphics with Processing.  Dino Schweitzer and Jeff Boleng, ISBN-13:  978-1477612491.
 
Journal Articles
 
Schweitzer, D., Boleng J., Graham, P.  “Teaching Introductory Computer Graphics withthe Processing Language,” Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, October 2010.
                42% acceptance rate.
 
                Cited by 5 other papers, <50% acceptance rate.
 
Schweitzer, D., Brown, W., Boleng, J., “Locating Rogue Access Points Using Visualization,” Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, October 2007.
                <50% acceptance rate.
 
Schweitzer, D., Brown, W., Boleng, J. (2007). Using visualization to locate rogue access points. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Vol 23, 1 (Oct. 2007).
                <50% acceptance rate.
 
T. Camp, J. Boleng, and V. Davies, A Survey of Mobility Models for Ad Hoc Network Research, Wireless Communication & Mobile Computing (WCMC): Special issue on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking: Research, Trends and Applications, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 483-502, 2002.
                Cited by 2265 other papers, 19% acceptance rate.
 
Jeff Boleng and Manavendra Misra, Load Balanced Parallel QR Decomposition on Shared Memory Multiprocessors, Parallel Computing Volume 27, Issue 10: 1321-1345 (2001).
 
Conference Publications
 
Fulton, S., Schweitzer, D., Scharff, L., Boleng, J., “Demonstrating the impact of multitasking in the classroom.”   In Proceedings of the 41st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October 2011.
 
Hadfield, S., Schweitzer, D., Gibson, D., Fagin, B., Carlisle, M,. Boleng, J., Bibighaus, D., “Defining, integrating, and assessing a purposeful progression of cross-curricular initiatives into a computer science program.”   In Proceedings of the 41st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October 2011.
 
Schweitzer, D., Boleng, J., Scharff, L., (2011) “Interactive tools in the graphics classroom,” In Proceedings of the sixteenth annual conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE '11).
                39% acceptance rate.
 
Boleng, J., Schweitzer, D. “A Hands-on Approach to Information Operations Education and Training”. Proceedings of the 14th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, June 2010.
 
Jeff Boleng and Michael Henson. “Expanding Cyberspace Education and Training”. 5th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, April 2010, Dayton, OH.
 
Schweitzer, D., Boleng, J., "A Simple Machine Simulator for Teaching Stack Frames," Proceedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGSCE 2010, March 2010.
 
Schweitzer, D., Boleng, J., Hughes, C., and  Murphy, L. “Visualizing Keyboard Pattern Passwords,” Proceedings of the International Workshop on Visualization for Computer Security, VizSec’09, October 2009.
                Selected for Best of VizSec special issue, 43% acceptance rate.
 
Schweitzer, D., Boleng, J., Hadfield, S. “Providing an Undergraduate Research Experience in a Senior Level Security Course,” Proceedings of the 13th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, June 2009.
 
Boleng, J., Wirges, T., Schweitzer, D., Hagerman, S., and Thurimella, R., “Sensor Collection and Analysis of Radio Frequencies (SCARF),” Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ICIW 2008, April 2008.
 
Boleng, J., Schweitzer, D., Gibson, D., Developing Cyber Warriors. 3rd International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, April 2008, Omaha, NE.
 
J. Boleng and T. Camp, Adaptive Location Aided Mobile Ad Hoc Network Routing, Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), April 2004, Phoenix AZ.
                Cited by 24 other papers,   28% acceptance rate.
 
J. Boleng, W. Navidi, and T. Camp, Metrics to Enable Adaptive Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN'02), pp.293-298, 2002.
                Cited by 43 other papers.
 
J. Boleng, Efficient Network Layer Addressing for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Proceeding of International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN'02), pp. 271-277, 2002.
                Cited by 56 other papers.
 
T. Camp, J. Boleng, and L. Wilcox, Location Information Services in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), pp.3318-3324, 2002.
                Cited by 143 other papers, 41% acceptance rate (655 of 1568)
 
T. Camp, J. Boleng, B. Williams, L. Wilcox, and W. Navidi, Performance Comparision of Two Location Based Routing Protocols for Ad Hoc Networks, Proceedings of the IEEE Infocom, pp.1678-1687, 2002.
                Cited by 119 other papers, 20.5% acceptance rate (192 of 938)
 
J. Boleng, T. Camp, and V. Tolety. Mesh-based Geocast Routing Protocols in an Ad Hoc Network, Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium on Issues in Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (IPDPS 2001), pp. 184-193, April 2001.
                Cited by 61 other papers,   36.2% acceptance rate (100 of 276)
 
J. Boleng, Normalizing Mobility Characteristics and Enabling Adaptive Protocols for Ad Hoc Networks, Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Local and Metropolitan Area Networks Workshop, pp.9-12, March 2001.
                Cited by 40 other papers.
 
B. Williams, J. Boleng, and T. Camp, Geocast Communications in an Ad Hoc Network, Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Local and Metropolitan Area Networks Workshop, pp. 94-97, March 2001.
 
J. Boleng, B. Williams, T. Camp, L. Wilcox, and W. Navidi, Performance of Location-Based Routing Protocols for an Ad Hoc Network, Proceedings of the 11th Local and Metropolitan Area Networks Workshop, pp.98-101, March 2001.
 
Other Scholarly Publications
 
Jeff Boleng, Exploiting Location Information and Enabling Adaptive Mobile Ad Hoc Network Protocols, Ph.D. Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 2002.
                Cited by 10 other papers and dissertations.
 
Jeff Boleng, Parallel QR Decomposition for Electromagnetic Scattering Problems, Master’s Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 1997.
 
Jeff Boleng, Estimation of Blade Numbers From Aircraft Doppler Spectra, Technical Report, SHAPE Technical Center, The Hague, Netherlands, 1990.
 
Invited Talks
 
Invited keynote “The State of Cyberspace Warfare – Case Studies, Analysis, and Current US Response”, 2009 Army National Guard SA/DBA Workshop, Colorado Springs, CO. Approximately 200 attendees.
 
Invited talks, National Military Academy of Afghanistan (Jun 2010)
  • Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
  • IPv6 – history, current implementation, and challenges
Presented invited talk to Software Defined Radio (SDR) Conference Europe on USAFA SDR research (Dec 2007). Approximately 300 attendees.
 
Presented invited talk to Pikes Peak IEEE chapter on Cyber warfare (Apr 2007). Approximately 30 attendees.
 
Presented invited talk on Mobile Network Routing at Ajou University, Seoul S. Korea (Mar 2003). Approximately 30 attendees.
 
Presented invited talk to Denver IEEE Communications Society on Bluetooth (Feb 2002). Approximately 80 attendees.
  
Other Scholarly Work
 
Developed ad-hoc routing and software simulation code to support “A Survey of Mobility Models for Ad Hoc Network Research.” Code in use by 212 researchers in 46 countries as of 30 June 07. Primary collaborator Dr. Tracy Camp, all code developed solely by Jeff Boleng.
 
Developed ad-hoc routing and software simulation code to support “Performance Comparison of Two Location Based Routing Protocols for Ad Hoc Networks.” Code in use by 111 researchers in 22 countries as of 30 June 07. Primary collaborator Dr. Tracy Camp, all code developed solely by Jeff Boleng.
 
Developed ad-hoc routing and software simulation code to support “Adaptive Location Aided Mobile Ad Hoc Network Routing.” Code in use by 30 researchers in 12 countries as of 30 June 07. Primary collaborator Dr. Tracy Camp, all code developed solely by Jeff Boleng.
 
Developed ad-hoc routing and software simulation code to support “Location Information Services in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks.” Code in use by 26 researchers in 10 countries as of 30 June 07. Primary collaborator Dr. Tracy Camp, all code developed solely by Jeff Boleng.
 
Developed ad-hoc routing and software simulation code to support “Mesh-based Geocast Routing Protocols in and Ad Hoc Network.” Code in use by 12 researchers in 11 countries as of 30 June 07. Primary collaborator Dr. Tracy Camp, all code developed solely by Jeff Boleng.
 
In total, research software and source code developed solely by Jeff Boleng is in use by at least 250 research groups in 50 countries.
 

 

Education

  • PhD, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines
  • MS, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines
  • BS, Computer Science, United States Air Force Academy

Selected Awards

  • 2010 Dept. of Computer Science Field Grade Officer of the Year
  • 2009 Dept. of Computer Science Field Grade Officer of the Year
  • 2009 Dept. of Computer Science Outstanding Researcher Award
  • 2007-2008 Academic Year Outstanding Academy Educator in Computer Science
  • 2005 AFSPC A4/A6 Field Grade Officer (FGO) of the Year
  • 2004 HQ AFSPC Lt Gen Leo Marquez Communications-Electronics Maintenance FGO of the Year
  • 2004 HQ AFSPC Communications Maintenance Effectiveness Award Winner
  • 2003 Combined Forces Command, US Forces Korea CJ-3 FGO of the year

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