I am a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Computer Science focusing my studies in cyber security. I recently graduated with my Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Kansas in December of 2020. Previously, I achieved my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Kansas State University in May of 2018.


Ron Andrews and I had a submission selected for acceptance in IEEE’s International Conference on Communications and is available HERE. The conference is set to be held in Dublin, Ireland and I will be the presenting author. Our work measuring the prevalence of the SSH password-based authentication vulnerability on the public-facing internet was accepted for a short paper to be presented as a part of the conference proceedings.

Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship

I have formally accepted the opportunity to join the 2019-2023 cohort of Self Graduate Fellows at the University of Kansas. The Madison and Lila Self Fellowhsip, offered to a select subset of doctoral majors here at the University of Kansas will help to further my research goals and provide opportunities to interact with and collaborate with the Society of Self Fellows. I look forward to the coming years as a member of the fellowhsip and hope to continue my commitment to the fellowhsip after graduation. More information about the fellowhsip, as well as the other members of the 2019-2023 cohort can be found HERE.

Consumer Electronics Magazine Publication

This week, a submission to IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine will be published. The work is on security and privacy issues of modern, consumer-grade electronics and the implications that these devices have on our everyday lives in regards to security and privacy. With the advent and growth of the Internet of Things, more and more our consumer electronics may be leveraged to infringe upon our privacy and security. The paper can be found HERE

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.