I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science Department at North Carolina State University and a member of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) Lab. I am advised by Dr. Brad Reaves. Previously, I developed and troubleshot VoIP systems at Cisco.
My research interest spans the area of system security and privacy, with an emphasis on developing and applying data-driven techniques to study spam, abuse and fraud. I currently work on developing techniques to detect and characterize Robocalls — a catch-all term for automated or semi-automated phone calls. Our recent work on characterizing robocalls won the 2020 First Place Internet Defense Prize and a Distinguished Paper Award.
May 2022: Career Milestone: I passed my Oral Preliminary/Qualifying Exam. I’m officially a Doctoral candidate!
Mar 2022: I’m serving on the WiSec 2022 Replicability Committee.
Mar 2022: I’m part of the IEEE S&P 2022 Poster Jury committee.
Feb 2021: I’m virtually attending NDSS 2021!
Feb 2021: I’m excited to deliver an invited talk at the Privacy and Security Seminar at Duke University.
Jan 2021: I’ll be the TA for the Cellular Network Security course. This course will discuss the secure design and operations of cellular and telephone networks, with a focus on recent research in the area.
Jan 2021: Looking forward to my summer internship at Bandwidth where I’ll be working on fraud and abuse mitigation.
Dec 2020: I passed my written prelim exam!
Dec 2020: Participated in an invited discussion at University of Michigan about our work on robocalls.
Oct 2020: I’ll be (virtually) attending IMC 2020!
July 2020: I’ll be attending the ACM WiSec conference!
May 2020: Our paper Who’s Calling? Characterizing Robocalls through Audio and Metadata Analysis was accepted at USENIX Security 2020!
Feb 2020: Won the Best Poster Presentation Award at NDSS 2020! Poster
Oct 2019: Excited to meet fellow security & privacy researchers in the RTP area and present a poster on our ongoing work about Robocalls at TAPS
Sept 2019: Our paper Thou Shalt Discuss Security: Quantifying the Impacts of Instructions to RFC Authors was accepted at SSR 2019
Aug 2018: Excited to start my grad school journey at NC State. Go Wolfpack!