I am a recent Ph.D. graduate in computer science, at the University of California, Berkeley, primarily interested in security, programming languages, software engineering, and the intersection thereof. In post-grad school life, I took a few months to relax, but I am now at Google, working on the Chrome browser security team. I've also recently started a blog. At Berkeley, I was advised by Dawn Song. My graduate research primarily focused on making the Web a safer place. Check out WebBlaze for more like-minded folk.
During the summer of 2012, I interned at Coverity to work on static analysis tool research for web security. In the prior summer, 2011, I was a research intern at Microsoft Research. While at Microsoft, I worked in the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) group with Juan Chen, Ben Livshits, and Nikhil Swamy.
Previously, I earned a B.S. and a M.S. from Brown University. From 2007 to 2008, I worked in the Fishworks group at Sun Microsystems. For posterity's sake, you can view my old Brown University undergraduate home page here.
In the past, I was a teaching assistant for cs161, the undergraduate computer security course, under my adviser, professor Dawn Song. In the spring of 2010, I was also a teaching assistant for the same course, but as taught by professors Vern Paxson and David Wagner.
I am a big fan of the version control system Git. I have written several scripts that I find helpful in my day to day Git workflow. Check them out in my git-toolbox repo. I've got some other tools I find useful in my utils repo.
I used to love using Arch Linux for its minimalist approach and awesome package management system (and related tools). However, I've since switched to FreeBSD Ubuntu with ZFS on Linux. The project is still not stable enough for general release, but for the hackers among us, ZFS + Linux's software stack is a hard to beat combo. As part of my interest in ZFS, I contribute to the zfs toolbox.
For a retrospective on my nuptials, please visit here. When I'm not doing research, I run, rock climb, ski, take photos, roast coffee, and tap dance. I am also working on my Hebrew, but it currently leaves much to be desired.