Kenneth L. Calvert received the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979, the M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1980, and the Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin in 1991. From 1979 to 1984 he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey. From 1991 to 1998 he was a faculty member in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. He joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky in 1998, and has been Department Chairman since 2007. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (2012). Calvert was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.