I am a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Computer Science, where I am being advised by Chris Kanich. I also closely collaborate with Blase Ur and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez.

My research interests span the domain of security and privacy on the Internet. I focus on understanding online privacy, socio-technical aspects of cybercrime, and human factors in security. I am also interested in usable security, cybercrime economics, and Internet censorship. A lot of my work incorporates insights from empirical analysis to suggest primitives in order to improve the security, reliability and the performance of the Internet.

News Updates

  • Nov 2018: I will be presenting our work on investigating commercial VPN services at IMC 2018.
  • June 2017: Selected to attend the New Approaches to Cybersecurity Education (NACE) Workshop .
  • Dec 2017: Our work on retrospective cloud management has been accepted at ACM CHI 2018.
  • June 2017: Awarded the WEIS 2017 travel grant, will be visiting San Diego.
  • June 2017: Relocating to Berkeley, CA and will be working at ICSI on understanding the privacy aspects of commercial VPN services.
  • May 2017: I have been awarded the Information Controls Fellowship sponsored by the Open Technology Fund. Details can be found here.