Security researcher by profession, technology enthusiast by hobby. Strong advocate of a secure, open, and free (as in freedom) Internet,
ergo I host Tor relays, Bitcoin full nodes,
and secure DNS for public use.
Founder of GeoSNO, a geographically distributed and economically self-sustainable Storj
node operations venture (non-profit).
Co-inventor of CryptoMiner, a patented Blockchain-inspired educational board game.
When away from computers, I would brew coffee,
fix my beat-up car,
and hike National Parks.
I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma (OU),
where I direct the SecRETLab.
SecRETLab's research focus primarily lies in the areas of privacy and security in cyber-physical systems, information assurance and network security, and applied machine learning and
I collaborate with SPriTELab at UT San Antonio on various projects,
including on the development of NSF-funded ScooterLab.
Note to Prospective PhD Students: I have two open positions in my lab. If your background and interests align with that of my lab's, please send me an email with your CV!