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Network Science Center : Kevin Huggins

COL Kevin Huggins, Ph.D.
Colonel Kevin Huggins directs the Information Technology Program in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and also serves as the Director of Research in Network Science at the US Military Academy in West Point, NY.   A 1986 graduate of West Point, Colonel Huggins spent the early part of his career as an Intelligence Officer.  His duty areas included the Republic of Panama and Honduras, serving as a Platoon Leader and then as an Infantry Battalion S-2 during OPERATION JUST CAUSE.  He later served in a joint inter-agency organization with a counterdrug mission in Latin America.  While there, he led an intelligence analysis team that supported interdiction operations by monitoring and predicting the movements of illicit drugs throughout South America.  Colonel Huggins holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and the École des Mines de Paris, France, respectively.  Through his research, he seeks to apply network science to enhance information sharing between US Army units and their coalition partners.   His current research interests lie in wireless computing networks as well as sharing information in complex, networked systems.  Colonel Huggins is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.  Additionally, he is on the Executive Committee for the IEEE Task Force on Network Science.  Finally, Colonel Huggins is a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Discipline; as well as Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honorary Society.