Guy C. Hembroff


Associate Professor, School of Technology

Program Chair, Computer Network and System Administration

Director, Medical Informatics Graduate Program

  • PhD, Candidate for Computational Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • MPA, Public Administration, Northern Michigan University
  • BS, Finance and Economics, Michigan Technological University


Guy Hembroff is an associate professor and program chair of computer network and system administration in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. His areas of expertise are network engineering, medical/health informatics, Internet security, and programming.

Hembroff is the principal investigator on two healthcare projects for local clients: UP Healthcare Health Information Technology for Upper Peninsula Health Care Network, Inc. and Secure Electronic Medical Data Exchange and Patient Identification for Marquette General Health System. He is also involved with two committees related to health, serving as a member of the steering committee for Michigan Tech’s Health Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative (SFHI) and as the IT strategic committee member for Portage Health Hospital. Hembroff is active in three professional societies: the Association for Computer Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Medical Informatics Association.

Research Interests

  • Cyber-security
  • Biometric development
  • Health care information systems security
  • Human computer interaction
  • Intelligent medical devices

Teaching Interests

  • Computer/network security
  • Medical/health informatics
  • Network engineering
  • Health care information systems security

Recent Publications

  • Wang, X., Hembroff, G. C., Bai, Y., 2013 USENIX Summit for Educators in System Administration (SESA ’13), “ITSEED: Development of Instructional Laboratories for IT Security Education” USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, Washington, D.C., USA. (November 5, 2013)
  • Levin, E., Hembroff, G. C. (2012). Openphotogrammetry-concept of open-source free collaborative framework (1st ed., vol. 1, pp. 125-137). Novosibirsk: VIII International Scientific Congress Geo-Siberia 2012.
  • Gao, C., Hembroff, G. C. (2012). “Implications of Modified Waterfall Model to the Roles and Education of Health IT Professionals.” 7th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Business-driven IT Management 2012.
  • Wang, X., Hembroff, G. C., Cerier, A. B., Perrault, B. W. (2011). “Introducing cloud computing with a senior design project in undergraduate education of computer system and network administration.” Proceedings of the 2011 ACM conference on Information Technology Education, SIGITE’11 (pp. 177-182). New York, NY: ACM.
  • Hembroff, G. C. , ACM USENIX HealthSec 2011, “Providing an additional factor for patient identification based on digital fingerprint” Usenix, San Fransisco. (August 2011).