Kevin Gifford is a member of the CU Boulder TCP Faculty with a focus in Wireless Engineering. Prior to joining TCP, Kevin was a member of the CU Boulder Aerospace Department for 20 years. In his communications related work some notable contributions include:
Leading the teams that were the very first to fly the Linux operating system on both the Space Shuttle (1996) and on the International Space Station (2000).
In 2012, Kevin was a lead member of the NASA Disruption Tolerant Networking, DTN, team. Kevin lead the team that established the first two Interplanetary Internet nodes onboard the International Space Station enabling Internet-based communications in the vast and harsh environment of space.
In 2013, Kevin composed the NASA Institutional DTN deployment plan, and in 2015 DTN service provision was a seminal NASA-provided space communications service available or all International Space Station partners.
Kevin is the Working Group chairman of the Wireless Working Group, for the ISO affiliated Consultative Committee on Space Data Systems, CCSDS.