PhD Student

UIC

Biography

I am a PhD student with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I focus on evaluating the security and privacy mechanisms of web browsers and web applications. My research has resulted in the discovery of severe practical privacy flaws that stem from the design and implementation of major frameworks and mechanisms. Through my work I aim to assist developers and researchers in identifying the privacy implications of their deployments for end users, and help them develop robust countermeasures.

Interests

  • Security and Privacy
  • Web Browsers and Applications
  • Ad Tracking and Retargeting

Education

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2019

    Dalhousie University

  • BEng in Computer Science and Engineering, 2017

    Visvesvaraya Technological University

News

2020-May-15

Starting work as an RA at EVL. I’ll be working on their composable infrastructure with Luc Renambot and Lance Long.

2020-Jan-13

I’ll be TAing for Program Design II during Spring 2020. The course will be instructed by Dale Reed and Sean Deitz.

2020-Jan-13

Started my PhD at UIC where Chris Kanich will be advising me.

2019-Aug-24

Received an admit to the PhD program at UIC.

2019-Aug-21

Masters thesis is up on DalSpace! (Link: ( http://hdl.handle.net/10222/76278 ))

2019-Aug-06

Successfully defended masters thesis. My readers were Dr. Michael McAllister and Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood.

2019-Aug-01

Began work on an IDEaS project for the Department of National Defence (DND), Canada, through MyTech Lab.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant - Electronic Visualization Laboratory

UIC

May 2020 – Aug 2020 Chicago
Summer 2020
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant - Program Design II (CS 141)

UIC

Jan 2020 – Apr 2020 Chicago
Spring 2020
 
 
 
 
 

Head Teaching Assistant - Network Security (CSCI 4174/6708)

Dalhousie University

Jan 2019 – Apr 2019 Halifax, Canada
Winter 2019
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant - Data Structures and Algorithms (CSCI 2110)

Dalhousie University

Sep 2018 – Dec 2018 Halifax, Canada
Fall 2018
 
 
 
 
 

Head Teaching Assistant - Software Engineering (CSCI 3130)

Dalhousie University

Jan 2018 – Aug 2019 Halifax, Canada
Winter 2018, Summer 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019

Recent Posts

Projects

Composable-Infrastructure-as-a-Service (COMPaaS)

NSF Grant May 2020 - Present

  • The Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL) at UIC offers bare metal and cluster services for data science and visualization projects. Researchers in the Computer Science department can benefit from high-performance GPUs and large storage options.
  • I migrated bare-metal systems to Canonical’s Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS) for easy PXE-booting and configuration, and also set up a JupyterHub-based service for users to access containers directly from the project’s website at compaas.evl.uic.edu.

Department of National Defence, Canada

IDEaS Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

  • The project falls under the umbrella - “Understanding Cyber Intent”.
  • A Context-Aware and Machine Learning Framework will be presented to Predict, Detect and Differentiate Cyber-Attacks.
  • The Framework will then be validated on a testbed with simulated attacks.

Cartoon Conrad

NSBI Voucher Grant July 2019 - Aug 2019

  • Presented a survey of commercial CGM API’s.
  • Built a prototype of a persuasive game to manage juvenile diabetes.
  • Presented game variable translations into a Habitica-style interface.

Spritely Technologies Inc.

NSBI Voucher Grant Nov 2018 - Feb 2019

  • Surveyed and recommended the use third-party payment interface (Stripe).
  • Built alternate Social Logins (SSO) options into the website.
  • Presented a vulnerability audit and report.

Contact

  • 851 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607
  • Take the elevator till Floor 12 and then take the stairs for the 13th Floor