Professional and Biographical Information
Ph.D., Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., School of Computing, University of Utah
My primary research is focused on adversarial methods. I investigate the security ramifications of using AI and data analysis methods in domains consisting of a diverse set of (potentially adversarial ) agents and work to harden systems against manipulation attacks.
I teach topics in AI, machine learning, and security ranging from the highly practical to the purely theoretical. I aim to span the same spectrum in teaching introductory courses as well.
Before coming to Amherst, I taught computer science and public speaking/debate professionally in Salt Lake City, UT and Madison, WI. As a volunteer, I gave guest lectures for courses from the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY, a non-profit organization offering courses for advanced students in grades 2 through 12) and taught locksport (recreational lockpicking and related physical security topics) through Sector67 in Madison.