Background

I am a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, advised by Professor Somesh Jha. My research interests lie in software privacy and security, where my goal is to develop rigorous solutions to problems that arise in practical, widely-used applications. My most recent work examines privacy issues in statistical models that are used for personalized medicine, logic-based methods for reasoning about privacy in software systems, and a few topics in applied cryptography. I have also worked on a number of problems in software security, such as JavaScript analysis, browser security, and dynamic software behavior analysis.

In addition to my advisor, I have been fortunate to work with a number of other professors here (Thomas Reps, Thomas Ristenpart, and David Page) and elsewhere, as well as researchers in industry (Ben Livshits, Mihai Christodorescu) through internships at Microsoft Research (Redmond), SRI International, and IBM Research (Hawthorne, N.Y.).

For several years, I was supported by a Microsoft Research Graduate Fellowship.

I plan to graduate this year, and am currently looking for an academic or industrial research position. Please see my application materials for additional information.

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