Xava Grooms

PhD Student in Computer ScienceUniversity of Kentucky

Full Name

Xava Grooms


BS, Mechanical Engineering

Student at

University of Kentucky


Teaching Asistant


Xava Grooms is a second year Ph.D. student studying Computer Science at the University of Kentucky (UK). She works under Dr. Corey E. Baker in the Network Reconnaissance (NetRecon) Lab at UK. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton. Some recent research projects of Xava’s include Optimizing Edge Connectivity Post Natural Disaster using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Utilizing Blockchains for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Disaster Relief Efforts, and sFlow Monitoring for Security and Reliability. She is a GEM Ph.D. Science Fellow sponsored by Los Alamos National Lab (LANL). While at LANL, Xava was a member of the High Performance Computing Division and conducted monitoring research within the Supercomputing Institute.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

California State University, Fullerton


My research interests are drone auntonomous collaborations, delay tolerant networking, and device-to-device communications.