Justin P. Rohrer, Ph.D.



Dr. Justin P. Rohrer is currently a Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science and head of the Center for Tactical Networked Communications Architecture Design (TaNCAD) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA. He received his Ph.D. with honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 2011. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 2004.

His research focus is on tactical networking, including resilient and survivable mobile transport and routing protocols, and measuring network resilience. Interests also include highly-dynamic mobile networks, software defined networks (SDNs), and simulating network disruptions. Previous research has included tactical network, routing, and transport protocols for telemetering, weather disruption-tolerant mesh networks, and free-space optical metropolitan networks.

From 1999 to 2004, he was with the Adirondack Area Network, Castleton, NY as a network engineer. He was also an ITTC Graduate Fellow from 2004 to 2006. He received the best paper award at the International Telemetering Conference in 2008 and the best graduate student paper award at the same conference in 2011. He is a member of the IEEE Communications and Computer Societies, ACM SIGCOMM, Eta Kappa Nu, and was an officer of the Kansas City section of the IEEE Computer Society.