Instructor

James Kempf

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JAMES KEMPF, Ph.D., a research engineer and consultant with more than 30 years' experience in information and communication technologies, graduated from University of Arizona with a doctorate in Systems Engineering and immediately went to work in Silicon Valley for HP. His career includes working as an engineer, primarily in research, at Sun Microsystems, as a research fellow for Docomo Labs USA, and as a principal research engineer for Ericsson Research and senior principal architect at Equinox. For more than a decade, he has worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to develop standards for the mobile and wireless internet, chairing several working groups and serving as a member of the Internet Architecture Board. He holds 26 patents and has written many technical papers and three books. His most recent book, "Wireless Internet Security: Architecture and Protocols," was published by Cambridge University Press (2008). Kempf also has a certificate in Innovation and Emerging Technologies in renewable energy from Stanford and is interested in the application of software technology directed toward transforming the energy supply towards a low-carbon future. In addition to teaching cryptography and blockchain at UCSC Extension, Kempf spent six months on sabbatical teaching internet routing at the Technical University of Berlin.