Undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign dual majoring in computer science and mathematics. Involved in security research and protocol design. Active member of cryptocurrencies academic community. Currently funded by the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service NSF Grant.
Computer Security, Cryptography, Formal Methods, and Distributed Systems
B.S. Computer Science, B.S Mathematics.
Relevant Computer Science Coursework: Machine Learning, Programming Languages, Computer Security, Cryptocurrency Security, Formal Models of Computation, Computer Security II (Expected)
Relevant Mathematics Coursework: Applied Cryptography, Abstract Algebra, Graph Theory, Number Theory (Expected), Real Variables (Expected), Complex Variables (Expected)
Advisors: Andrew Miller, Nikita Borisov
Ongoing effort to construct self-reliant and resilient distributed systems. Currently working on developing a modified process calculus to model interactive Turing machines in the Universal Composability security framework.
Researched applications of decentralized consensus protocols for the blockchain environment. Created SmartCast, a protocol which enforces consensus among nodes using smart contracts. Gained knowledge in consensus protocols, cryptocurrencies, and game theory.
Worked on network protocol that allows clients to easily access data from encrypted databases. Previously worked on a protocol to limit extortion in the Bitcoin environment by limiting potentially dangerous communication.
Small startup in Palo Alto, CA. Worked on quality assurance of the Upthere Home Macos application.
Fully funded under the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) NSF Grant to pursue a cyber security focused degree.