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I am a doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). I am currently working with Dr. Nitesh Saxena as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and in the SPIES — Security and Privacy In Emerging computing and networking Systems — research group.

I received my Bachelors in Computer Science from Auburn University in December of 2017. For the final 3 years of my Bachelors, I participated in a Co-Operative Education program  that allowed me to work part-time and full-time, through alternating semesters, for the IT Department of Auburn University Facilities Management. Following graduation, I entered graduate school and received my Masters in Cyber Security from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August of 2019. During my Masters program, I was awarded the NSF CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) and I began working with the SPIES research group under the mentorship of  Dr. Nitesh Saxena.

So far, I have been published in 2 peer-reviewed research papers at popular security conferences (PST, ACSAC).

Post graduation from the Ph.D. program (expected in 2022), I will be seeking employment at a public university or a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) per my commitment for the SFS award.