I am a PhD student 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 for the UT Fencing Club and I code various network proxies.
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 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 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 our protocols.
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. We stuck some hardware on a drone and got written up in a couple of places. On top of the IoT project, I worked on application security assessments for various mobile and web clients and assisted in security vulnerability hunting.
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.
I TA-ed CS 346: Cryptography in Spring 2013.
I have also given a number of guest-lectures to various undergraduate and graduate security and cryptography classes.