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2012.08.16 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

PKI Hires Research Coordinator

Omaha - The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) has James Taylor, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln doctoral student, as its new research coordinator.

As research coordinator, Taylor, who is attending UNL for computer engineering, will be responsible for collecting, maintaining and analyzing research data for PKI, as well as strengthening existing and building new research relationships with other organizations. PKI is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

Taylor started in his new role on Wednesday, Aug. 15, after retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel following a 20-year career as a developmental engineer in the United States Air Force.

During his career, Taylor served in a wide range of research positions at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), including project engineer, program manager, analyst and AFRL Commander’s Representative to USSTRATCOM.  In addition to his stateside service,Taylor also served a six-month combat tour in Iraq as an advisor to the Training Directorate of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.

Taylor’s academic credentials include an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and a master’s degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he was honored with induction Eta Kappa Nu, the national electrical engineering honor society, and Tau Beta Pi, the national electrical engineering honor society. 

Taylor's research at UNL focuses on wireless physical layer security.

For questions about the research coordinator position or PKI, contact Amy Freking at 402.554.3333 or by email at afreking@nebraska.edu.

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