I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Sciences
at the University of Wisconsin - Madison
In Fall 2010, I completed my PhD in the
Computer Science and Engineering department
University of California at San Diego
where I was a member of the
Security and Cryptography Group
In September 2005, I received my Master's degree from the
University of California at Davis
, where I was
a part of the
and the cryptography group
I also received
my Bachelor's from UC Davis in June 2003.
During my PhD I was lucky to enjoy visiting many locales to do research.
I twice visited Phillip Rogaway
while they were
in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2006 and 2007.
Nothing says "grad school" quite like navigating crowded Thai streets on a moped, advisor
on the back seat, while looking for power so we could meet a deadline during a brownout.
In the Summer of 2007 I visited Tadayoshi Kohno
at the University of Washington. I left with an extreme coffee addiction and
the unshakable conviction that it rarely rains in Seattle. Finally, in
the Spring of 2008 I visited Thomas Shrimpton
at the University of Lugano, Switzerland, whose beautiful mountains allowed
great running in between work fueled by Italian pizza and espresso.
In between all this I managed to cope with the excessive sunshine of San Diego
originally via triathlons, then some ultimate frisbee, and finally running a couple
of half marathons. Throughout, I used up an incredible amount of sunscreen.