I am a fifth year PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. My research focuses primarily on anonymity, censorship resistance, and general computer security. I am also interested in privacy and cryptography.
I graduated from the University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences in 2010 with a BA in Physics and Computer Science.
Outside of research and classes, I fence epee and am an armourer for the UT Fencing Club.
I currently do security research under Prof. Vitaly Shmatikov. My primary research is on developing new censorship resistant technology. I have also worked on mobile/web security.
Previously I worked for 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 scramblers which were used by the NFL until 2012. We were also able to partially reverse the encryption of some commercial two-way radios.
I have also worked for 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 the protocols.
I have mostly worked on research over my summer breaks, but in 2012 I had an internship at eBay's X.Commerce in Austin, TX. While there I worked in the XFabric team to help design and implement a business-class messaging infrastructure.
I TA-ed CS 346: Cryptography in Spring 2013.