Dr. Lumpp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He received the BSEE and MSEE degrees from the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University in 1988 and 1989 respectively, and the PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Iowa in 1993. He joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky in 1993. He is a Member of IEEE, AIAA, ACM, and SWE and the Center for Advanced Networking and the Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center at the University of Kentucky. He has worked as a visiting scientist or intern at AT&T Bell Labs, Rockwell International, Northrop Defense Systems Division, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research interests include distributed embedded systems, safety critical systems, and high-performance distributed computing.