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About Me

Hi, I’m Joanne Skiles. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor, but before that, I was a Software Engineer for over 9 years.

I’m worked in several different industries (defense, entertainment, and medical) while currently working on getting my Ph.D. (which I got in 2017). I worked myself up in the industry and eventually became a Lead Software Engineer, but something kept bugging me. I worked very hard to get my Ph.D. but I wasn’t using it.

Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed what I did, and my work had a purpose, but it wasn’t what I researched. So one day I said, “That’s it! I’m going to research and teach others, I’m going to be a professor.”

So here I am, and here is this blog. This blog will focus on what I am researching with tips and tricks on some of the tools I use, tutorials, and whatever else I find interesting (tech-wise).

Currently, I am researching in the fields of vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs), the Internet of Things, and big data analytics. My main research focus has been on the design, analysis, implementation, and experimental evaluation of VANET routing algorithms.