I am a graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Rutgers University. ­ Currently, I work as a member of the Human-Computer Interaction group (Ed. Note: One day we will have a group page!) under my faculty adviser, Janne Lindqvist. By an amalgam of shared research interests, prior work, and my adviser, I am also a member of WINLAB. I am interested in researching topics related to HCI and usable privacy & security. Some of these are: security engineering, alternative authentication, privacy, social & mobile computing, personal finance/cryptocurrency, crowdsourcing, and human factors & mental models relating to the aforementioned topics.

I’ve previously studied and worked in: circuit design, electromagnetics, optoelectronics, and a brief stint in computer vision. As an undergraduate, I worked in the Optoelectronics Laboratory at Rutgers University under Wei Jiang. I graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and an A.S. in Engineering Science from Middlesex County College.

Recent News

July 2nd – I’ve received a travel grant to USENIX Security 2015. It’ll be a hoot! I think I’m also presenting a poster.

April 1st – I have been awarded (and have accepted) the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship! 😀

March 31st – I’ve received an honorable mention for the NSF GRFP! 🙂

March 27th – I’ve received an honorable mention for the Ford Fellowship! 🙂

March 6thOf Two Minds, Multiple Addresses, and One History: Characterizing Opinions, Knowledge, and Perceptions of Bitcoin Across Groups is available online. Read the blog post about it here.

 January 6th – My revised submission to IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine has been published in this month’s special edition on Security and Privacy.

December 12th – I submitted my application for the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.

December 7th – I submitted my application for the National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellowship. This has no specific research plan, but I went ahead and included my thesis proposal anyway as “Additional Comments” :D.

December 3rd – I submitted my application for the Symantec Fellowship. I summarized my myriad research interests and gave a modest proposal on a Usable Security project.

November 19th – I submitted my application for the Ford Fellowship. My application work was again on Usable Security and Privacy. 😀

November 3rd – I submitted an application package on crowdsourcing with Xianyi Gao for the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship.

October 29th – I submitted my application for the NSF GRFP. My research proposal is a mix between Human-Computer Interaction and Security and Privacy.

October 7th – I submitted my application package for theMicrosoft Research PhD Fellowship. My proposal is on Usable Security and Privacy, related to the gestures work I’ve been doing.

August 26th – The preprint of my accepted paper to the IEEE Pervasive Computing, Special Edition on Security and Privacy is now available on arXiV! Check it out here.

August 21st – I’ve been nominated by the ECE department at Rutgers University to serve on the TA/GA Grievance Committee for the New Brunswick campus. Read more here.

August 19th – My paper has been accepted to the IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine‘s special edition on Security and Privacy! Read more here.

August 15th – Our proposal to the UIST Student Competition has been accepted! Read more here.