I am a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Computer Science. I recently graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Kansas State University in May of 2018. I have chosen to continue my education at the University of Kansas to conduct research in cyber security and privacy.

ISO Meeting Git Presentation

During the ITTC Student Organization meeting this week, I presented a lecture on the fundamentals of Git and Version Control and how they may be used to help the student and faculty researchers here at KU. The talk was focused primarily upon the basic process of creating and using simple repositories so that researchers and faculty who may not be comfortable working with the command line could still benefit from using version control software such as Git. Additionally, the slides presented in the lecture can be found at SLIDES

Hack K-State 2018

This weekend was Hack K-State 2018. Hack K-State is an annual hackathon hosted at Kansas State University. In 2017, I had the opportunity to be an organizer of the event rather than a participant. Returning this year to participate was a great experience. I worked with Meagan Brucker on a project where we created physical drawings on an Etch-a-Sketch using an Arduino Uno and stepper motors. We won the award for “Best Hardware Hack” as well as placing among the top 10 teams overall.

NSA Science of Security Workshop

The NSA Science of Security Workshop was held in Overland Park at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. As a part of this workshop, a poster session was held with members of Kansas State University, the University of Kansas Lawrence Campus and the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. At the poster session I had the opportunity to present a poster regarding ongoing work in Moving Target Defenses for Internet of Things devices in Cyber-Physical Systems.


University of Kansas GenCyber Camp

This week I participated and helped with the NSA/NSF GenCyber Camp. The camp provides insight and introductory lessons of cyber security to elementary and high school educators with the hopes that they will inspire future students to pursue careers in cyber security. As a part of the camp, I aided the instructors in preparing presentations and helped the students navigate through laboratory experiences.


With the IEEE International Conference on Communications being hosted in Kansas City, I had the opportunity to attend as a part of professional development funds through the Scholarship for Service program. Also, at this conference, the eyeDNS publication was presented by my advisor Dr. Alex Bardas.