I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin under Prof. Vitaly Shmatikov. My research focuses primarily on privacy, censorship resistance, and general computer security.
I graduated from the University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences in 2010 with a double major in Physics and Computer Science.
In my free time, I fence epee with the UT Fencing Club and code various network proxies.
I currently work with Prof. Vitaly Shmatikov. We are investigating privacy preserving systems and developing new censorship resistant technology. I have also worked on mobile/web security.
Previously I worked with Prof. Brent Waters studying the security of two-way radios and their use of cryptography. We were able to break the security of ST-25 radio scrambling chips which were used by the NFL until 2012. We were also able to partially reverse the encryption schemes of some commercial two-way radios.
I have also worked with Prof. Michael Walfish in the LASR group on verified outsourced computations. Among other things, I worked on proofs of correctness, optimizing cryptographic primitives, and implementing and testing our protocols.
While at UVA I worked on digital signature schemes with Prof. abhi shelat.
During summer 2015, I worked for Praetorian Security in Austin, TX. While there I
extended the KillerBee open source library to better handle
wardriving of IoT
devices. Using the software, we stuck some Raspberry Pis on a
drone and found everyone's smart thermostats. On top of the IoT
project, I worked on application security assessments for various
mobile and web clients and assisted in security vulnerability
Media: Fortune, UAS Magazine, Business Insider, The Register
In 2012, I had an internship at eBay/PayPal in Austin. I worked in their X.Commerce section to help design and implement a business-to-business messaging infrastructure.
Supervising programming coursework for the entire incoming Cornell
Tech M.Eng. class.
I have given a number of guest-lectures in various undergraduate and graduate courses on security and cryptography.