Greg Phillips

Professional, personal and contact information

Greg is on sabbatical in England from 1 July 2016 through 30 June 2017. The best way of contacting him during this period is likely by email to

Dr W Greg Phillips
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston, Ontario K7K 7B4

office: Sawyer 4107
voice: +1-613-541-6000 ext. 6491
fax: +1-613-544-8107


I’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada, located in beautiful Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Within the Department, I’m a member of the Software Engineering Group and the Computer Security Laboratory.

My recent research is in the area of computer and network security. Previously I worked on problems at the intersection of software engineering and human-computer interaction.

I’m a licensed Professional Engineer and a member of IFIP Working Group 2.7/13.4, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the ACM Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGCHI), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the IEEE Computer Society, and the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists.

I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Queen’s University (2006), plus an M.Eng. in Computer Engineering (1994) and a B.Eng. in Engineering Physics (1987), both from the Royal Military College of Canada.


I served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Signal Officer for twenty years. Since my retirement from the military in 2003 I have cut neither my beard nor my hair.

In my spare time I like to juggle, ride unicycles, and run long distance (not all at the same time). I’m a member of the International Jugglers’ Association, the Kingston Jugglers’ Club, and the Kingston Road Runners Association.

I am married and have three children, all of whom are awesome (they made me say that). My wife Karen is, in my unbiased opinion, the best belly dance teacher in Kingston.

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