About Me

I am a postdoctoral scholar working with Stefan Savage at UC San Diego's Department of Computer Science and Engineering. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2014, where I was advised by Tadayoshi Kohno.


While my research interests are broad (with publications in areas such as ubiquitous computing, robotics, and CS education), my research primarily focuses on security and privacy issues in embedded systems (or what some might call "The Internet of Things.") In 2011, my collaborators and I were the first to demonstrate a complete remote compromise of a car over cellular, Bluetooth, and other channels. In addition to breaking systems, I also work on creating tools and technologies to enable developers to automatically find (and fix) potential security vulnerabilities in their embedded systems.