Koudjo Koumadi, Ph.D. , CCECC Member
Joel Koudjo Koumadi joined the ACM CCECC in 2022. He holds a Ph.D. in Information and Communications Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and is a Professor of Networking and Cybersecurity at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) in Maryland, USA. At PGCC, he develops and teaches IT/Cybersecurity courses, establishes industry partnerships, and contributes to the growth of the cybersecurity program. He serves as the point of contact for the US National Security Agency (NSA)’s program of Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity. He has also served as a panel chair for competency-based learning curriculum development in collaboration with the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute under a US Department of Homeland Security grant.
Prior to PGCC, Dr. Koumadi taught or conducted research at Hanbat National University in Daejeon, South Korea, the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, Ghana Technology University College, Open University of Malaysia (OUM), and Accra Institute of Technology. He contributed to the development of computer and electrical engineering in those institutions and provided valuable instruction to students. His academic achievements are reflected in his extensive publication record, with 36 peer-reviewed publications and over 200 citations. His research interests span various areas of cybersecurity, networking, and smart grid technologies. He has registered two patents with the Korea Intellectual Property Right Information Services, demonstrating his innovative contributions to the field.
Dr. Koumadi has also been working with industry. He has been a part-time consultant for the World Bank Group, focusing on smart grid networking and security. His responsibilities include designing networking and security solutions for international smart grid projects, reviewing technical documentation, and conducting training for technical personnel. Furthermore, he has shared his expertise as a project consultant for Protect Our Power, where he developed best practices in Network Access Control and Zero Trust Networking for North American utility companies. This role demonstrates his commitment to enhancing cybersecurity in critical infrastructure sectors. He worked as a Senior Researcher at Korea Electric Power Corporation, where he played a vital role in writing security specifications for advanced metering infrastructure and developing commercial and industrial meters. He also shared his knowledge through training courses and seminars on various communication systems and smart grid technologies.