About Me

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student and Dean's Fellow at Arizona State University. My research focus is on adversarially-resilient cooperative systems, especially in distributed ad hoc networks, as well as techniques for privacy preservation and decentralized autonomous decision-making. I am the founder of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon ACM Honors Society at ASU, and created the CIDSE Graduate Student Mentorship Program to help new graduate students adapt to the academic environment. Prior to joining CASCADE, I worked in industry for 8 years, serving as the Chief Technology Officer for a medical software startup, where my key focuses were on data security and system scalability.

Contact Details

hwb [at] asu [dot] edu

Education

Arizona State University

Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science July 2016 - Present

Arizona State University

Master of Computer Science 2020

University of California - Irvine

B.S. Degree in Information and Computer Science

Publications

Pando: Efficient Byzantine-Tolerant Distributed Sensor Fusion using Forest Ensembles

HW Behrens, KS Candan

IEEE Conference on Communications (ICC) 2020

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Practical Security for Cooperative Ad Hoc Systems

HW Behrens, KS Candan

IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom) 2020

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Velocity: Scalability Improvements in Block Propagation Through Rateless Erasure Coding

N Chawla, HW Behrens, D Tapp, D Boscovic, KS Candan

IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC) 2019

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Load-Adaptive Continuous Coupled-Simulation Ensembles with DataStorm and Chameleon

HW Behrens, ML Li, A Gadkari, Y Garg, X Chen, S Liu, KS Candan

2nd Annual Chameleon User Meeting 2019

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Adversarially-Resistant On-Demand Topic Channels for Wireless Sensor Networks

HW Behrens, KS Candan

37th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS) 2018

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DataStorm-FE: A Data-and Decision-Flow and Coordination Engine for Coupled Simulation Ensembles

HW Behrens et al.

44th Annual Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) 2018

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Lightweight Authentication for Fault-Tolerant Topic-Channels in Ad Hoc Distributed Systems

HW Behrens, KS Candan

27th ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel Computing (HPDC) 2018

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Professional

Arizona State University

Dean's Fellow, PhD Program 2016 - Present

Canela Software, Inc.

Chief Technical Officer (and other positions) 2008 - 2016