I’m an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Tufts University. My research focuses on computer security, with an emphasis on the human factors affecting security professionals. I’m interested in understanding the processes and mental models of professionals who are required to perform security tasks daily such as secure development, vulnerability discovery, network defense, and operational security to provide research-based recommendations for education, policy, and automation changes to best leverage human intelligence against challenging computer security problems.
I am also the director of the Tufts Security and Privacy Lab (TSP; pronounced “teaspoon lab”).
Note: I have limited openings for talented, motivated students If you are interested, please apply to the Tufts’ Computer Science Department here. Also, drop me an email telling me: (1) that you applied and (2) what interests you about human factors in security and privacy research.
I am pleased to work with some excellent graduate students, including:
I also work with some great undergraduate research assistants, including Cordelia Ludden, Bisrat Yismashewa, Perucy Mussiba, Deborha Dagnachew, Gabriel Terceros, Sam Cohen, Christopher Pelligrini, Matthew Soto, and Kathy Quintanilla.
Students I have supervised or worked closely with in the past: Madeline McLaughlin (Now at Recorded Future), Yijun Liu (Elon University ugrad), Gustavo Curioso (Now at Redline Trading Solutions), Santana Koring’ura, Liana Wang (now at Apple), Seth Rabin (UMD CS ugrad, now at Wayfair), Desiree Abrokwa (UMD CS ugrad), Mary Nicole Dugay Punzalan (UMD CS ugrad, now at Lockheed Martin) and Eric Zhang (UMD CS ugrad).
PhD in Computer Science, 2020
University of Maryland
MS in Information, Technology, and Management, 2012
Carnegie Mellon University
BSc in Computer Science, 2010
Illinois Institute of Technology