I am a computer science Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, advised by Patrick Traynor.  Our lab is the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research (FICS). I am also a co-founder and officer of University of Florida’s first two security startups, CryptoDrop and Skim Reaper, both based on my research. My research addresses fundamental weaknesses in systems and networks; my recent work on payment systems security and ransomware has been covered by the Associated Press, Forbes, and numerous other media outlets.

I also have over ten years of industry experience. For more information about my industry roles, please review my curriculum vitae.