I am a PhD candidate in the Computer Science Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) under the supervision of Prof. Fabian Monrose. My research interests include network and distributed system security (particularly the analysis of encrypted channels), privacy and anonymity, applied cryptography, and (statistical) machine learning (specifically, understanding how and why particular algorithms work, matching those techniques to problems for which they are well-suited, and applying and analysing the results with statistical rigor).
In 2011, my colleagues and I published a paper on privacy vulnerabilities in encrypted Voice-over-IP, which has since been recognized with a number of awards, including the 2011 NYU-Poly AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award and the 2012 PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies.
I had the privilege of spending the summer of 2012 working with Reiner Sailer, Mihai Christodorescu, and the rest of the Security Services Team at IBM Research. I also had the good fortune to spend the summer of 2010 working with Vinod Yegneswaran and Phillip Porras in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI, International.
In 2008, I received a B.S. in Computer Science (with honors) and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Richmond, where I had the privilege of working with Prof. Barry Lawson, Prof. Doug Szajda, and Prof. Arthur Charlesworth on various projects. In addition, I was awarded (with Yuri Dogandjiev) the 2008 Mary Church Kent and Joseph F. Kent Computer Science Prize. I spent the fall and winter of 2006 in Scotland, studying at the University of St Andrews.