I began my Ph.D. at Oregon State University in 2015 with the goal of advancing the field of cryptography to meet real world constraints. Most notably is the notion of being able to compute on encrypted data and the area of research known as Secure Computation:
The potential of this technology captured my imagination in 2014 during the completion of my undergraduate in Computer Science at Oregon State University.
Since then I have worked on several projects in this area. Most notably has been the development of a highly optimized protocol for performing Secure Computation and advances in Private Set Intersection for both malicious and semi-honest adversaries.
I view my research as part of the solution to our most challenging privacy issues. In particular, when strong privacy concerns inhibit the utility of data, e.g. medical data. I am interested in overcoming this tradeoff.
I have also worked at Boeing & Digimarc on security related projects, and currently intern at Microsoft Research where I work on real world projects involving Secure Computation.