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Johnson Kinyua, Ph.D.

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  • Associate Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

E371 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-4570
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1992

  • M.S., Digital Communications, University of Kent at Canterbury (UKC), United Kingdom, 1984

  • B.S. (Honors), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom, 1981

Research Keywords:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Building Secure Software
  • RFID
  • Data Science
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  1. Mutigwe, C. and Kinyua, J. (2018).  A Blockchain-Enabled RFID Protocol for Supply Chain Management.Innovative Computing Technology, IEEE Explore.
  2. Mutigwe, C., Aghdasi, F. and Kinyua, J.  (2015). FiT - An Automated Toolkit for Matching Processor Architecture to Applications. 23rd ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA 2015) - February 22-24, 2015, Monterey, California, USA.
  3. Mutigwe, C., Aghdasi, F. and Kinyua, J.  (2013). A Scalable, Privacy-Preserving and Secure RFID Protocol. 2nd International Conference on Security Science and Technology (ICSST 2013) - April 1-2, 2013, Singapore. IACSIT International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 2011.
  4. C. Mutigwe, J. Kinyua, and F. Aghdasi. (2013). A Model of Computer Architecture with Applications.  International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 683-689, 2013. Won the best paper award at the 4th International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation (ICCMS 2013) - February 24-25, 2013, Rome, Italy.
  5. Mutigwe, C., Kinyua, J. and Aghdasi, F. (2013). Instruction Set Usage Analysis for Application-Specific Processor Designs. 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Computer and Information Technology, January 14-15, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science (IJITCS) (ISSN No: 2091-1610), Volume 7: No: 2: Issue on January / February 2013.
  6. Weppenaar, De V., Vermaak, H. and Kinyua, J. (2012). Utilizing Multi-Agent Systems to Develop an Intelligent Maintenance Management System Based on the Drools Planner, Journal of New Generation Sciences, Volume 10 No. 1, 2012, pp.170-190, ISSN 1684-4998.
  7. Massawe. L. V., Kinyua, J. D. M.  and Vermaak, V.  (2012). Reducing False Negative Reads in RFID Data Streams Using an Adaptive Sliding-Window Approach, Sensors Journal Volume 12, Issue 4, 2012, 4187-4212; doi:10.3390/s120404187.
  8. Massawe. L. V., Kinyua, J. D. M.  and Vermaak, V.  (2012). An Adaptive Data Cleaning Scheme for Reducing False Negative reads in RFID Data Streams, 6th Annual International Conference on RFID, 3-5 April 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  9. Mukala, P., Kinyua, J. and Muller, C. (2011).  An Empirical Evaluation of AriDeM using Matrix Multiplication, IASTED Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, December 14 -16 2011, Dallas, USA.
  10. Mukala, P., Kinyua, J. and Muller, C. (2011).  A Theoretical Evaluation of AriDeM using Matrix Multiplication, The 2011 International Conference on Communication Engineering and Networks IPCSIT vol.19, IACSIT Press, Singapore.
  11. Makhubele, L and Kinyua, J. (2011). The Effect of Organizational, External, Social, Trust, Information Technology Factors and Knower’s’ Attitude on Knowledge Sharing: A Case of Financial Service Firms in South Africa, The International Conference on Informatics Engineering & Information Science (ICIEIS2011), Nov. 14-16, 2011, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
  12. Kinyua, J., Weppenaar, De V., and Vermaak, H. (2010). An Intelligent Maintenance Management System Based on Multi-Agent Systems and the Drools Planner, The 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Industrial Application (PACIIA2010), Wuhan, China, 4-5 December 2010.
  13. Massawe, L. V., and Kinyua, J. D. M. (2010). An Implementation of a Multi-Agent Based RFID Middleware for Asset Management System Using the Jade Platform, IST-Africa (Regional Impact of Information Society Technologies in Africa) 2010, 19 - 21 May 2010 in Durban, South Africa.
  14. Weppenaar, De V., Kinyua, J.  and Vermaak, H.  (2009). Towards the Development of a Multi-Agent Systems based Intelligent Maintenance Management System using the Tropos Methodology, Third Robotics and Mechatronics Symposium, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, 9th November 2009.