Corey E. Baker will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) starting January 2024. Baker is also an Application and Framework Engineer in Health and Research Products at Apple Inc where he works on medical and research frameworks such as CareKit and ResearchKit. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky (UK) until December 2023. He directs the Network Reconnaissance (NetRecon) Lab where his research investigates full stack systems for distributing, protecting, and authenticating data in opportunistic networking scenarios for rural remote patient monitoring, smart cities, and natural disasters to improve the livelihood of people. He evaluates real-world applications of opportunistic delay tolerant networks (DTNs), software defined networks (SDNs), and human centered design to empower device-to-device (D2D) social networks for crowd sourcing information. Leveraging opportunistic communication provides complementary solutions to traditional networks which are typically dependent upon centralized infrastructures such as the Internet.
Professor Baker received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University (SJSU), a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida (UF) under the supervision of Professor Janise McNair. After completion of his graduate studies, Baker was a University of California Presidents Postdoctoral Fellow in the Qualcomm Institute at the University of California San Diego under the mentorship of Tara Javidi and Ramesh Rao. Baker was later a Visiting Scholar in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at the University of Southern California under the mentorship of Bhaskar Krishnamachari.