I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan where my research focuses on computer security and privacy.
I am advised by Prof. J. Alex Halderman and funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
My research attempts to understand the world's most powerful attackers including nation-state adversaries such as NSA and GCHQ.
By analyzing their known behaviors, we can better understand how to detect attacks and build systems and protocols to protect against well resourced adversaries.
Zakir Durumeric, Zane Ma, Drew Springall, Richard Barnes, Nick Sullivan, Elie Bursztein, Michael Bailey, J. Alex Halderman, and Vern Paxson
Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), February 2017
David Adrian, Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Zakir Durumeric, Pierrick Gaudry, Matthew Green, J. Alex Halderman, Nadia Heninger, Drew Springall, Emmanuel Thomé, Luke Valenta, Benjamin VanderSloot, Eric Wustrow, Santiago Zanella-Beguelin, and Paul Zimmermann
ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS), October 2015 Best Paper Award 2015 Pwnie for Most Innovative Research