Current Doctoral Students
Anesu Chaora brings a mastery of organizational, compliance, and technical perspectives of security.
Peter Caven is evaluating organizational as well as individual security behaviors with a focus on securing the software and CPS supply chain.
Ambarish Gurjar leverages temporal graphs to generate risk profiles.
Xinyao Ma is focusing on combining sensing and AI for detecting and defeating fraud.
Dalya Manatova is using data science to quantify the dynamics of online trust with a particular focus on ecrime.
Laura Calloway is examining information exfiltration on personal health devices. She is comparing the perceptions and reality of personal and health information, considering both security and privacy.
Post doctoral Fellow Jacob Abbott brings his experience in start-ups and compliance to data analytics on the oft-ignored issues of environmental impact, accessibility, and security.
As a committee member, working with Viktor Zhang on design of authentication. He is primarily in HCI/d.
As a committee member, working with William Smeal, a Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria and expert in Cyrillic languages and culture, on phishing resilience.
Gopavaram evaluated human risk taking.
Jayati Dev examined information exfiltration in emerging modes of interaction.
DongInn Kim built proof that trustworthy AI does not require massive data exfiltration for secruity modeling purposes.
CI Fellow and postdoctoral scholar Tatiana Ringenberg expanded our focus to the most vulnerable on the Internet - kids. She is now an Assistant Professor at Purdue.
Vafa Andalibi has made pioneering contributions to the emerging standards for securing the IoT, particularly MUD and SBoM.
Behnood Momenzadeh focused on evaluating cryptocurrency as a human, macroeconomic, and financial instrument.
Sanchari Das completed her dissertation on usable privacy and security with a particular focus on MFA. Her background is in networking.
Gary Deckard has bridged two divides: military and academic, computer science and education. With extensive experience in operations and training, his dissertation examined the factors that lead to individual and collective success in a series of exercises and in classroom practice.
Shrirang Mare joined us as a post-doctoral scholar. He received his PhD from Dartmouth College, and his interests include security and privacy issues in pervasive computing, particularly in healthcare, usable security, and continuous authentication. He recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington.
Pablo Moriano develops innovative models and methods for large-scale networks that can help in the understanding of the dynamical evolution of empirical network data. A direct application of this approach is in the field of anomaly detection in routing data. These research efforts are multi-disciplinary and encompass contributions from computer science, statistics, and physics.
Kevin Benton is focused on the dynamics of network security in both SDN and BGP. In the past, in his internships at the Cambrigde University Computer Security Laboratory and now at SpaceX, his focus was on SDN. His work reminds us that engineers are humans too.
Zheng Dong is a pioneer in using machine learning in the service of computer security. His dissertation applied machine learning to the detection of phishing sites (using certificate analysis), rogues certificates, and banking certificates. He finished his masters thesis in spring 2010 on the topic of the marginal return for adding an individual into a social network for the purposes of recommendations or discovery, which was prescient in its design focus of minimizing risk of data compilations. He works at Microsoft Redmond.
Post doctoral fellow Prashanth Rajivan joined the team as a post-doctoral scholar. His focused on the psychology of security not only of individuals, organizations, and collaborations.
Tim Kelley combined human experimentation with large scale modeling. His implemented complex systems models that integrate human behaviors as critical variables. His research combined brain science with network science, and included designing innovative tools for mouse-tracking and eye tracking.
Vaibhav Garg on ecrime, risk communication, and usable security. His work brought perceived risk methods to the study of on-line risk, as well as pioneering applications of crime science to online crime.
Debin Liu on risk-based access control and usable security. His work included a mastery of quantitative tools combined with economic theories of security; such as applying contract theory to access control.
Camilo Veicco on Tor. His redesign of TCP in Tor reduced delay, jitter, and prevented timing attacks.
Alex Tsow on making programming easier, usable security. Alex combined programming languages with usability to make the creation of secure code easier for developers. Alex was a post-doctoral fellow after working in our group his last year in the doctoral program.
J Duncan on user-centered design, with a focus on ethical design of security experiments. He is a lecturer at IU.
Warigia Bowman on ICT for development with an interdisciplinary dissertation on Internet diffusion in East Africa. She is a professor of law.
Allan Friedman on security and privacy. By combining game theory and social network modeling he was able to examine how information flowed across the combination of social and computing networks. His work pioneered the use of crowd-sourcing and peer production for diffusion of information sharing for community security and privacy (beyond open source communities). As the Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives at National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US Department of Commerce he created the SBOM initiative.