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Education:

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, May 2008. Thesis Title: "Characterizing the Impact of Rigidity on the Security of Cellular Telecommunications Networks"

Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, May 2004. Thesis Title: "Probabilistic Unbalanced Key Distribution and Its Effects on Group Mobility in Sensor Networks"

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, University of Richmond, May 2002.


Awards and Honors:

  • Best Paper, ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec); Budapest, Hungary, 2013.
  • Best Student Paper, The Information Security Conference; Passau, Germany, 2012
  • Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award, 2012
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2010
  • United States Army "Helmet Award", 2010
  • Georgia Institute of Technology "Thanks For Being A Great Teacher Award", 2009, 2012, 2013
  • Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association Dissertation Award, 2007
  • Pennsylvania State University CSE Graduate Research Assistant Award, 2007
  • IBM PhD Fellowship Finalist, 2007
  • Pinch-Hitting Award, ACM/USENIX MobiSys, 2006
  • Most Entertaining WIP Presentation , ACM/USENIX MobiSys, 2006
  • AT&T Wireless Fellowship, 2005
  • Pennsylvania State University CSE Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2005


Service

Editorial Positions, Panels, and Boards

  • Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security, Editorial Board Member, Spring 2009-Present

Program Chair

  • ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec): 2014
  • Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC): 2012, 2013
  • USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security (HotSec): 2012
Program Committee Member:
  • USENIX Security Symposium (SECURITY): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (OAKLAND): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • ACM Conference On Computer and Communications Security (CCS): 2009, 2013
  • ISOC Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS): 2010, 2013, 2014
  • Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC): 2010, 2013
  • ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec): 2009, 2010, 2013
  • USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security (HotSec): 2011
  • European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS): 2009, 2011
  • ICST Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm): 2009, 2010
  • Information Security Conference (ISC): 2010
  • IEEE Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS): 2009
  • IEEE International Conference on Information Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT): 2009
  • Computer Security Architecture Workshop (CSAW): 2008
  • IWCMC Computer and Network Security Symposium: 2009
  • IARIA International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP): 2009
  • IEEE Workshop on Network Security and Privacy (NSP): 2008
  • IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Sensor Networks Security (WSNS): 2008, 2009
  • IEEE Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous and Trustworthy Computing (SUTC): 2008
  • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Industry and Government Track (CCS I&G): 2006, 2007
  • The Second Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec): 2006
  • Second International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS): 2006, 2010
  • IEEE LCN Workshop on Network Security (WNS): 2006, 2007, 2008.

Panelist:

  • University Telephony Research Panel, Conference on Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications (IPTCOMM): (2009)
  • Embedded Systems and their Increasing Impact on Infrastructure Security, Workshop on Embedded Systems Security (WESS): (2008)
  • Cellular Network Security Panel, USENIX Security Symposium (SECURITY): (2007)

Conference Organization:

  • Invited Talks Committee Chair - USENIX Security Symposium (SECURITY): 2014
  • Works in Progress (WIP) Session Chair - IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (OAKLAND): 2009
  • Works/Opinions In Progress (WOIP) Session Chair - ISOC Network & Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS): 2009
  • Web and Proceedings Chair - Second Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec): 2006
  • Web Chair - International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems (MOBIQUITOUS): 2006


Work Experience

Graduate Research Intern Telcordia Technologies, Piscataway, NJ Summer 2006
Designed, developed and implemented a protocol for securely and accurately determining user location in a wireless network.

Research Assistant Penn State University, State College, PA 2005 - 2006
Led projects in cellular network security, applied cryptography, and secure network protocols.

Research Assistant Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State, State College, PA 2004.
Worked on the integration of mobility protocols into a sensor testbed.

Teaching Assistant Penn State University, State College, PA 2004
Instructed 150 undergraduates on the basics of computing. Awarded the CSE Graduate Student Teaching Award.

Assistant/Intern Network Administrator: Ceridian Corporation, Exton, PA 2000 - 2001.
Assisted with the daily maintenance of a corporate network and migrated the system from NT4 to Win2000.

Teaching Assistant University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 1999-2000
Assisted 50 students in the introductory and data structures classes in a lab setting.


Professional Affiliations

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)
USENIX Advanced Computing Systems Association (USENIX)