Current Research

Oak Ridge National Laboratory: I am currently working on or leading projects in the areas of adversarial machine learning, memory forensics, security analytics using traditional and deep learning, and embedded and critical infrastructure security. Sponsors include the U.S Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Defense. To date, I have led as the sole or co-PI over $3m in grants or contract dollars.

University of Tennessee Computer Security Laboratory: I am a 4th-year PhD student working in the area of Internet Infrastructure Security, specifically on routing protocols such as BGP. My work focuses on developing techniques to both defend and attack Internet infrastructure. Paired with emulation and simulation of the Internet, when ethically possible, we validate our work’s findings via active and passive measurement of the dynamics of both the data and control-planes on the Internet. Sponsors of our lab’s work include the U.S. National Science Foundation and DARPA.


I collaborate extensively with a number of entities academia, government, and industry, ranging from the Intelligence Community (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FBI, and NSA) to Universities and Research Institutions (UTK, MIT Lincoln Lab, Sandia National Laboratory, MITRE, WPI) to private companies and organizations (Cisco Systems, Inc.). I am always looking for new collaborators. Please reach out to me at [email protected] or [email protected] if you’re interested in working together.