I am pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago with Professor Chris Kanich in the BITS Networked Systems Laboratory. I received my undergraduate degree from Lawrence University in political science, with a focus on economics. I then briefly attended Boston College Law School, then worked professionally doing web and iOS contract work.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the security and privacy of web browsing. Current projects include measuring the popularity, desirability and security costs of browser complexity, and investigating alternative web systems that prioritize client security and code predictability at minimal cost to web-author expressiveness.

Publications

Talks, Posters and Presentations

Other Significant Writing

Positions and Accomplishments

Signifigant Programs and Code

  • Cloudsweeper Webservice to encrypting and warning users of plain text passwords sent through their GMail accounts.
  • Machine Learning for Automatic 8bit Song Generation Library to write orginal NES chip-style soundtracks using a corpus of 39 classic NES games and machine learning.
  • Objective-C Dijkstra implementation Library to perform Dijkstra in Objective-C (for iOS and OSX).
  • FormBug A Firefox extension to make dealing and developing form based applications easier. I just maintain it now, but wrote it back when I was doing web development work.

Non-CS Bits