I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at SMU. My research focuses on the economics of information security, the study of electronic crime, and the development of policy for strengthening security. Prior to joining SMU, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) at Harvard University. I have also been the Norma Wilentz Hess Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College. I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Prof. Ross Anderson.
Please visit my homepage at SMU for more information.
In Fall 2011, I taught CS 110: Computers and the Internet.
In Spring 2012 while at Wellesley, I taught CS 349B: Quantifying the World. Here is the official course description:
We now live in a world of information, where data can be leveraged to rapidly answer previously unanswerable questions. This course will teach students how to make sense of the large amounts of data frequently available, from hypothesis formation and data collection to methods of analysis and visualization. We begin by discussing how to set up Internet-level experiments and formulate testable hypotheses. We then learn ways to automatically gather, store and query large datasets. Next, we introduce two important classes of analysis: statistical methods (descriptive and predictive) and information visualization. Students will learn to use the Python and R programming languages to carry out data collection, analysis and visualization, culminating in a final project using real data of the students’ choosing.
You can visit the course webpage for more information.
Office: Caruth Hall 439
Phone: (214) 768-3716 (on campus: x83716)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCreated 1 October 2004 - Last Updated 10 August 2012