I am a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Computer Science and the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, where I am working with Nick Feamster. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in September 2018, where I worked in the Computer Security Group and my advisors were Christopher Kruegel and Giovanni Vigna.
My research interests span network, software, and system security. Primarily, I work on identifying and preventing large-scale abuse on the Internet, protocol security (takeover attacks, denial-of-service attacks, and enabling Internet-wide scanning for future protocols), as well as security misconfigurations. I also dabble in vulnerability discovery and the challenges of analyzing malicious software. Lately, I have become interested in the adversarial use of artificial intelligence, and market-scale analysis of smart contracts.
I am a strong advocate for open science, particularly open source code and open data, to further reproducibility.
When time permits, I enjoy participating in Computer Security Capture the Flag competitions with Shellphish, and I won third place with the Shellphish CGC team in the autonomous DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge.
In my spare time, I enjoy landscape photography and basic electrical engineering.
Beyond my academic endeavors, I consult for companies on areas related to my research. Past engagements focused on vulnerability exploitation, fraud analysis, trend detection, and web dynamics.
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