Originally from Homewood, AL, I am an undergraduate student at NC State majoring in computer engineering and history. I currently do research under computer science professor Dr. Brad Reaves characterizing robocalls and other spam perpetrated on the telephone network via a honeypot. I am also working on a history honor’s thesis to study the development of publication culture in computer science and the 1980’s shift from a journal to conference-centric field. In general, I am interested in research in any area in which security and the humanities intersect. I am looking for a PhD program starting in Fall 2021. Outside of the academic realm, I’m involved in the marching and pep band at NC State. I am also a member of the Ben Franklin Scholars program and the Grand Challenge Scholars program. I’m also a giant tech nerd and love old computers.
In August 2019, at the culmination of my internship with SAS Inc., I presented a summary of my work with the Development and Configuration Tools testing team. While I was involved in a lot of technical work as part of the team, my poster focused on a tool I created to display results from a test case management tool called TestRail. Click below for a PDF of the posterDownload Poster
In October 2019, I presented on my research on Robocalls at the biennial National Science Foundation (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Principle Investigator (PI) Meeting. While attendance is typically reserved for recipients of NSF grants, this meeting had an undergraduate track to allow students like me to learn more about graduate studies in security as well as meet potential PhD advisors. My poster discussed unique methods for identifying and characterizing robocalling campaigns based on a telephone honeypot. This research was published at USENIX Security '20. Click below for a PDF of the poster.Download Poster