Note: I am recruiting PhD students at Tufts! 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’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 perform security related tasks such as vulnerability discovery, network defense, and malware analysis to provide research-based recommendations for education, policy, and automation changes to best leverage human intelligence against challenging computer security problems.
I am pleased to work with some excellent graduate students, including:
I also work with some great undergraduate research assistants, including Madeline McLaughlin.
Students I have supervised or worked closely with in the past: Seth Rabin (UMD CS ugrad, now at Wayfair), Desiree Abrokwa (UMD CS ugrad), Mary Nicole Dugay Punzalan (UMD CS ugrad) 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