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PhD Candidate in Information and Media
College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University

I am currently a Fifth year doctoral candidate in the department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. The department is part of the school of Communication Arts and Sciences.

In a nutshell, I'm a HCI and UX researcher interested in cyber security and usable security. I'm particularly interest in how individuals interact with security technologies. These interests have led me to study a variety of different topics with a lot of really cool researchers. I recently had the priviledge of running my own research with Walmart's Information Security group (InfoSec) which is apart of their Cybersecurity division. I have also previously had the opportunity to work at a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) at MIT LL
I'm currently co-advised by Dr. Stephanie Jordan and Dr. Johannes M Bauer
I am also associated with the BIT lab run by Dr. Rick Wash

Current Research Interests

  • Cyber security
  • Usable Security
  • HCI/UX Research
  • Blockchain
  • Computational Methods:
    • Survey Research
    • Agent Based Modeling
    • Qualitative Interviews

Software Development Background

"Good software, like wine, takes time" - Joel Spolsky

I used to think that writing software would be one of the coolest jobs in the world. While i still love to code, i found that the actual job of software development was different than i imagined. I spent much of my time planning, leading code reviews, and documenting. All important activities but i was moving away from what I thought was interesting: solving problems with code. Industry also taught me that I enjoyed leveraging data into information and began to acquire data science skills.

Returning to academia has really made me fall in love with coding again. I've enjoyed designing algorithms and figuring out ways to solve problems dynamically. I've recently spent time learning machine learning algorithms and have started to early work for my dissertation.

#Social Activity

I Love soccer =)

Below is some of my social media activities.