My research is about understanding how security decisions and policies affect systems at all scales, using ideas from security economics, game theory, and systems modelling. By better understanding the behaviour of systems, the consequences of different decisions and policies can be evaluated, and lead to improved decision-making and security.
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.