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Joseph Kamto
PhD Student/Research Assistant
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Prairie View A&M University



Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering             August 2010 ~ present.          GPA:4.0/4.0
Prairie View A&M University, Texas USA

M.S. of Electrical and Computer Engineering              June 2006 ~ August 2008      GPA:3.78/4.0
Prairie View A&M University, Texas USA

B.S. of Electromechanical Engineering                        July 1991                             GPA:2.75/4.0
Polytechnic National Engineering School
University of Yaounde, Cameroon. 


Research Experience

Research Assistant, Light-Weight Key Distribution and Management for Advanced Metering Infrastructure:
A lightweight elliptic curve cryptographic scheme is proposed to protect data and legitimate smart appliances within the Home Area Network (HAN)
Development of an Opnet Modeler based program to simulate the security requirements in the Home Area Network

Research Assistant, Key Distribution and Management for Power Aggregation and Accountability in Advanced Metering Infrastructure:
Provide end-to-end confidential power demand aggregation in near real time for power production/demand balance and end-user accountability for Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) with consideration on network resiliency against cyber attack and end-user power demand privacy to promote the trustworthiness of the smart grid

Research Assistant, Augmented Tree based communication network for Robust Advance Metering Infrastructure.:
Tree based communication network is ideal and cheap to aggregate data to the fusion center (data aggregator unit); however it is weak against single failure.
Develop an algorithm to augment the connectivity of a spanning tree communication to 2 (biconnectivity) such that no single communication link failure suffices to disconnect any smart meter form the data aggregation unit.

Project, Data acquisition: NI-LabVIEW computer-based measurement and control technique for radiation detection - Fixed PC-based data acquisition system - Mobile Field PC-based data acquisition system.

Project, Power Flow Analysis: Use of PowerWorld software to simulate power generation rescheduling on a 13 buses power network in order to balance the power load on transmission line following a failure on one transmission line: contingency analysis for security-constrained optimal power flow.

  J. Kamto, L. Qian, "Secure Anonymous Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks" Masters Thesis 2008,
J. Kamto, L. Qian, J. Fuller "Light-Weight Key Distribution and Management for Advanced Metering Infrastructure" IEEE GLOBECOM 2011
J. Kamto, L. Qian, J. Fuller "Key Distribution and Management for Power Aggregation and Accountability in Advanced Metering Infrastructure" IEEE SmartGridCom 2012
  Data Aquisition Engineer, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.     06/2013~08/2013
Contribute to the development of the Compact Advanced Readout Electronics for Elpasolites (CAREE), a scintillation based handheld instrumentation using pulse shape discrimination for dual gamma spectroscopy and thermal neutron detection.
Computer Skills
  Experienced NI_LabVIEW, PowerWorld, Matlab, Intools, Pipenet, Opnet modeler, Microsoft Project
Familiar C/C, C++, Python, GNU Radio
Awards & Certification
  HBGI Scholarship
Most Outstanding PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering 2013

Language Ability

  French: Fluent      
Link to HAN 2015 Supplement