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Dr. Jim Conrad, Assistant Clinical Professor

Jim worked in the computer industry where he served as a software engineer, engineer-scientist and R&D Project Manager. This was a dynamic period offering opportunities to contribute to the initial implementation of the Internet in a PC operating system, the LAN Manager/X Server (SAMBA’s predecessor), color printing, and network printing.  Jim was responsible for many aspects of commercial product development including specification, design, programming, testing, test strategy, metrics, scheduling, lifecycle, people management, and recruiting.  After eight years of adjuncting part-time, Jim joined the full-time Computer Science faculty at Boise State University in 2012.


Systems Programming, Software Engineering, Agile Development and Software Metrics
Treasure Valley YMCA and outdoor activities


BSEE University of Missouri — Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology)
MSCS University of Idaho
PhD CS University of Idaho


Conrad, James R. “Analyzing the Risks of Information Security Investments with Monte-Carlo Simulations.” In Fourth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS05). Harvard University (USA), June 2005.

Conrad, James R and Oman, Paul and Taylor, Carol. “Managing Uncertainty in Security Risk Model Forecasts with RAPSA/MC.” In IFIP 11.1 and 11.5 Joint Conference. December 2005.

Conrad, James R and Alves-Foss, Jim and Lee, Sauchi Stephen. “Analyzing Uncertainty in TG Protection Graphs with TG/MC.” Journal of Computer Security. V 18. N 5. 2010.

Conrad, James R and Oman, Paul and Conte de Leon, Daniel. “A Monte-Carlo Approach for Analyzing Uncertainties in Weighted Graphical Security Models.” Accepted by: International Journal of Critical Infrastructures.

Conrad, James R and Oman, Paul W. “Evidence for Self-Organized Criticality in Malware Attacks on the Internet.” CYBERSEC 2015 Cyber Security Symposium.  2015.


“Method for executing programs within expanded memory of a computer system using MS or PC DOS.” M. Gunning and J. Conrad. 5123098.

“Portable, resource sharing file server using co-routines.” T. Barry, G. Robbert and J. Conrad. 5276879.

“Method and Apparatus for Conservation of Memory in a Printer Through Selective Compression.” J. Conrad, A. Frazier and J. Papke. 2001/0015820