I’m hiring motivated Ph.D. students to work on systems security, cyber-physical systems, real-time systems (theory and practice), and operating systems. Vanderbilt has also recently eliminated the application fee for CS Ph.D. admissions!
I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science (primary) and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Vanderbilt University. My research focuses on the design, implementation, and security of real-time and embedded systems, such as autonomous vehicles, industrial control systems, and satellites. I am generally interested in systems security, real-time and cyber-physical systems, distributed and concurrent systems, and operating systems.
Prior to joining Vanderbilt, I was a member of the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group. I earned my Ph.D. in 2016 in Computer Science at UNC Chapel Hill, where I worked with Jim Anderson. I earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and a B.A. in Mathematics from Bucknell University in 2011. I’m a senior member of the IEEE.
- Our paper titled “Who’s Afraid of Butterflies? A Close Examination of the Butterfly Attack” will appear at RTSS ’23, and it has been awarded an Outstanding Paper Award
- Deputy Track Chair for the Applied Methodologies and Foundations Track at RTAS ’24
- RTSS ’23 PC Member
- OSPERT ’23 PC Member
- EMSOFT ’23 PC Member
- RTCSA ’23 PC Member
- ISORC ’23 Finance Chair
- 2023 RTSS Outstanding Paper Award
- 2021 RTSS Outstanding Paper Award
- 2021 MIT Lincoln Laboratory Outstanding Mentor Award
- 2020 Winner AFCEA/Signal Magazine Cyber Edge Writing Competition
- RTAS 2016 Best Student Paper Award
- ECRTS 2013 Outstanding Paper Award
- 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)
- 2009 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship