I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Applied Crypto Group at Stanford and a Technology Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, supported by a Secure Usability Fellowship through the Open Technology Fund and Simply Secure. My research focuses on secure communication tools, cryptocurrencies, web authentication and TLS, though my past research has spanned side-channel cryptanalysis, protocol verification, software obfuscation, and privacy in social networks.
I completed my PhD in 2012 with the Security Group at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, supervised by Professor Ross Anderson and funded as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. My PhD thesis formalises the analysis of human-chosen distributions of secrets, specifically passwords and PINs.
My background is in computer science, math, and cryptography, in which I earned my BS and MS from Stanford. I was a fellow at at the Center For Information Technology Policy, Princeton in 2014 and I have also worked in cryptography and security at Google, Yahoo!, Cryptography Research, Inc and as a private consultant.