Greg Phillips

Professional, personal and contact information

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

office: Sawyer 4106
voice: +1-613-541-6000,2713802


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

My recent research has been in the area of computer and network security. Previously I worked on problems at the intersection of software engineering and human-computer interaction. In 2023–2025 I’m returning to this area, prior to my retirement in the summer of 2025.

I’m a licensed Professional Engineer, and a member of 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 Signals Officer for twenty years. Since my retirement from the military in 2003 I have cut neither my beard nor my hair, excepting a few gentle trims for symmetry.

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 grown children, all of whom are awesome. My wife Karen is, in my unbiased opinion, the best belly dance teacher in Kingston.

This web site is not an official publication of the Royal Military College of Canada nor of the Department of National Defence. Ce site web n’est pas une publication officielle du Collége militaire royal du Canada ni du Ministère de la défense nationale.