I’m a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at University College London. I’m in the Information Security Group and I am currently working on the Productive Security project, which is part of the Research Institute in the Science of Cyber Security.
My research area is computer security, specifically how systems, economic, and game-theoretic models can be used to improve security decision-making. I work with David Pym, looking at how to build models of complex systems of people, technology, security, and security policies.
I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bath; my thesis was on using game theory to design wireless MAC protocols that prevent selfish misbehaviour by network devices. Following this, I was a postdoc in the Economics department at Bath, where I worked on modelling various aspects of the cloud computing ecosystem and also new methods of statistical bootstrapping to examine the performance of actively-managed mutual funds.
I’m originally from California, but came to the UK for university and ended up staying. Outside of work, I enjoy playing the violin, fencing, cycling, cooking pizza, and brewing beer.