James Collins

James Collins

Assistant Professor, Cyber Security Systems Office Location: Bonilla Science Hall Room 302 Phone: (210) 829-3162

Dr Collins began his career by serving four years in the US Air Force as a medic before attending college full time in pursuit of his engineering degrees. He spent 30 years in civil service as a research and development engineer engaged in advanced network security programs for the Department of Defense. At the height of his career, he was the lead for Cyber Warrior training program for the 90th Cyberspace Operations Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland responsible for training the next generation of cybersecurity specialists. Dr. Collins enjoys beekeeping, gardening and doing home projects with his wife, Barbara.

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University
  • 1987- 1991, Systems Engineer, Engineering Division, Data Communications Security, US Army Information Systems Command - Europe (Worms, Germany)
  • 1991-2015, Research and Development Engineer, Countermeasures Engineering Team, Lackland AFB San Antonio, Texas
  • 2015- 2017, Associate Technical Advisor, 90th Cyberspace Operations Squadron (COS), Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland.
  • 2017 - Present, Assistant Professor, University of the Incarnate Word
  • Embedded Systems
  • Steganography and Cryptography
  • Network Systems Security
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Cryptography
  • Hardware and Systems Software
  • Computer Architecture
  • Networks and Telecommunications
  • Linux Operating System
  • Linux Networking
  • Digital Forensics
  • Network Penetration Testing
  • Network Security Management
  • Risk Management and Policy
  • Professional Development (Internship and Seminar)


  • "High-Capacity Image Steganography Using Adjunctive Numerical Representations with Multiple Bit-Plane Decomposition Methods", International Journal of Cryptography and Information Security, April 2016
  • "Trends Toward Real-Time Network Data Steganography", International Journal of Network Security and Its Applications, March 2016


  • "Taxonomy of LSB Steganographic Techniques", SPIE Defense and Security Conference -Baltimore, 2014
  • "Adjunctive Numerical Relation Codes in Multimedia Signal Covers", SPIE Defense and Security Conference -Baltimore, 2013, 2nd Best Paper Award
  • "High Capacity Embedding with Indexed Data Recovery using Adjunctive Numerical Relations in Multimedia Signal Covers", SPIE Defense and Security Conference - Baltimore, 2013 Paper and Seminar Presentation
  • "New Methods for High Capacity Embedding in Multimedia Covers using Redundant Number Systems with Adjunctive Numerical Representations", SPIE Defense and Security Conference - Baltimore, 2012, Paper and Seminar Presentation
  • "System for Non-Disruptive High-Capacity Indexed Data Embedding and Recovery Using Multimedia Signal Covers", SPIE Defense and Security Conference, Orlando, 2011, Paper and Seminar Presentation


  • "System and Device for Preventing Attacks in Real-Time Networked Environments, USA Patent 10,230,739, March 2019
  • "Host Based, Network Enabled, Integrated Remote Interrogation System", USA Patent 9,860,258, January 2018