I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Previously, I was a Computer Scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Adjunct Professor at Pace University

My research focuses on the statistical modeling of user and device behavior, security and privacy in human-computer interaction, and leveraging neural-inspired architectures to solve computationally-hard problems.

I earned my B.S. (2012), M.S. (2013), and Ph.D. (2015) degrees in Computer Science from Pace University. From 2011 to 2015, I was funded by the Department of Defense under the highly competitive Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP), a national full-ride scholarship awarded to approximately 20 students annually. During this time, I served as Chair for the One-handed Keystroke Biometric Identification Competition, part of the 8th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), received the “Outstanding Student of the Year Award for Ph.D. in Computer Science”, and was named one of Westchester's “Top Professionals Under 30” by Westchester Magazine. My work in behavioral biometrics has achieved 1st place in several international competitions, including the Second Eye Movement Verification and Identification Competition, part of the 2014 International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB), and the Keystroke Biometrics Ongoing Competition, part of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS). Recently, I was recognized as “Runner-up Neuromorph of the Year” at the 2016 Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop and received Best Paper Award at the 50th IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) out of over a thousand paper submissions.

I remain active in STEM outreach. At Pace, I held a tutorial on biometric authentication at the GenCyber Workshop for High School Teachers and held several workshops on behavioral biometrics as part of the Pace Cybersecurity Academic Partnership (PCAP), a program aimed to reach underrepresented groups. At ARL, I was an instructor in the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) II and III programs, where I held introductory cryptography workshops for middle and high school students.