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Jim Helm

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Professor of Practice
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Biography: 

Jim Helm started his upper level education through the Naval Enlisted Scientific Educational Program (NESEP) many years ago and received his bachelor's degree in computer science. Helm then received his bachelor's and master's degree in communications engineering and used the GI Bill to complete an MBA. Helm has a doctorate in applied computer science.

Helm worked as submarine warfare specialty officer and he started his engineering and technology career working Navy programs at Naval Space Command in Dahlgren, Virginia. When he retired from the military, Helm moved on to Motorola in Chandler, Arizona where he worked for the Strategic Electronics Division as a Systems Engineer on Special Programs. While at Motorola, Helm was also a division system engineering manager, and he worked on the iridium program (a multi-billion dollar space-based cellular phone system) as design and integration lead engineer and then as chief engineer. Helm was also was the lead architect in the development of Secure Internet Communications for government agencies when Internet security was still in its infancy. Helm left Motorola to become the assistant general manager for wireless engineering for North America at NEC Corporation in Irving, Texas. He led a division that designed and developed cellular phones. Helm retired from industry in 2005 and started teaching at the university level.

Helm has a research interest in cybersecurity networking and cybersecurity education in support of Industry need. He is especially interested in creating a cybersecure Internet-based voting structure that could be used by the Department of Defense to allow deployed military the opportunity to vote online.

Helm is currently the information technology program chair within the Polytechnic School and Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.

Fax: 
480-727-1638
Education: 

 

  • Ph.D. Applied Computer Science, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ
  • M.B.A. University of Phoenix 
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  • B.S. Computer Science, University of Nebraska
Research Interests: 

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity education

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IFT 372Wireless Networking
IFT 482Network Forensics
IFT 520Adv Info Systems Security
IFT 593Applied Project
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
IFT 372Wireless Networking
IFT 482Network Forensics
IFT 494Special Topics
IFT 593Applied Project
IFT 598Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
IFT 372Wireless Networking
IFT 482Network Forensics
IFT 493Honors Thesis
IFT 593Applied Project
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IFT 372Wireless Networking
IFT 492Honors Directed Study
IFT 510Princ of Computer & Info Tech
IFT 593Applied Project
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEM 494Special Topics
IFT 494Special Topics
TMC 498Pro-Seminar
IFT 584Internship
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IFT 372Wireless Networking
IFT 484Internship
IFT 493Honors Thesis
IFT 520Principles Telecomm Technology
IFT 593Applied Project
IFT 598Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IFT 372Wireless Networking
IFT 484Internship
IFT 593Applied Project
IFT 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-TPSThe ASU Experience
IFT 484Internship
IFT 499Individualized Instruction
IFT 510Princ of Computer & Info Tech
IFT 520Principles Telecomm Technology
SER 580Practicum
IFT 584Internship
IFT 593Applied Project
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IFT 100Intro to Info Technology
IFT 484Internship
IFT 584Internship
IFT 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IFT 202Fdn of Info and Comp Sys Secur
EST 372Wireless Communication Systems
IFT 394Special Topics
IFT 593Applied Project
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-CTIThe ASU Experience
IFT 402Info Tech Capstone II
IFT 510Princ of Computer & Info Tech
IFT 520Principles Telecomm Technology
SER 580Practicum
IFT 593Applied Project
IFT 595Continuing Registration
Industry Positions: 

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System Engineer

Lead Engineer

Chief Engineer

Division System Engineering Manager

General Manager