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Perkins, Stephen

Dr. Stephen Perkins

Assistant Professor of Instruction


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Michigan State University
  • M.S., Computer Science, Texas A&M University
  • B.S., Computer Science, Texas A&M University

Research Interests:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Architecture, Infrastructure, and Development
  • C, C++, Java, Lisp
  • Network Architecture and Protocols
  • High-Availability Infrastructure Design and Deployment

Representative Publications:

  • “Two‐way broadband CATV‐HFC networks: state‐of‐the‐art and future trends”  S. Perkins and A. Gatherer, Computer Networks: The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking, Elsevier Science, B.V., vol. 31, 1999, pp 313‐326.
  • “Characteristics of Low-Bandwidth Conversations” S.J. Perkins and M.W. Mutka, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications, vol. 3, Dallas, Texas, June, 1996, pp. 1591-1595.
  • “Low-Bandwidth Access: An Evaluation of Application Level Protocol Compressibility” S.J. Perkins and M.W. Mutka, Proceedings of the International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, Nashville, Tennessee, March, 1996, pp. 97-108.
  • “A New Data Model for Biological Classification” S. Jung, S. Perkins, Y. Zhong, S. Pramanik, J. Beaman, , CABIOS, Vol 11, No 3, 1995, pp. 237-246.
  • “A Time-Step Simulation Model for a Life Support System” M.E. Makela, S.J. Perkins, H. Presig, F.E. Little, Progress Report | Regenerative Life Support Systems, NASA Space Research Center SRC-4-5873-2, March, 1988, pp. 49-72.


  • Processes, articles, and packets for network path diversity in media over packet applications (USPTO # 6,496,477)
  • Integrated circuits, systems, apparatus, packets and processes utilizing path diversity for media over packet applications (USPTO # 6,930,983)
  • Sending real-time and dependent information over separate network paths (USPTO # 7,693,062)
  • Packet Circuitry Addressing Independent and Dependent Information to Different Proxies (USPTO # 7,961,758)
  • Media packet networking appliance sending diversity packets to second proxy (USPTO # 8,396,058)
  • IC generating packets containing destination, first, and second proxy addresses (USPTO # 8,824,460)

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