I am a research programmer at the Information Trust Institute. My primary research focus is the abstraction of low-level data into higher-level knowledge. Specifically, I investigate the relationships among computer artifacts. I recently revied a Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a member of Professor Roy Campbell’s research group.
I have a profound passion for security and privacy research. My key research focuses on science of security, applied hacking, and security education. My current research focuses on improving the digital forensic analysis process through the application of artificial intelligence, data mining, and graph theory. I am also passionate about educating the future security workforce. I conduct research in building effective security curriculums for K-12 and community college, undergraduate, graduate programs.