I am the senior privacy researcher at Brave Software, where I work on new ways to improve privacy and security on the web, and to measure the risk of new threats to Brave browser users.

I am the senior privacy researcher at Brave Software, where I work on new ways to improve privacy and security on the Web, and to fix new threats to Brave browser users. I work under Ben Livshits, Brendan Eich and alongside a wonderful team of researchers, engineers and privacy experts.

I also co-chair PING, the group in the W3C that reviews spec proposals for privacy risks and concerns.

Before joining Brave, I worked on my PhD in the Computer Science department at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the BITS Lab, working under the kind and knowledgable guidance of Chris Kanich.

Research Interests

I research web security and privacy, including browser hardening techniques and measuring how the growth of the Web API has impacted user privacy and security. I use this research to build access control systems for browser functionally and tools for deploying web applications that provide stronger privacy and security guarantees for users.

Publications

Popular Press

Blog Writing

Other Significant Writing

Teaching

  • Instructor for Software Design – UIC CS342 2017
  • TA for Computer Networks – UIC CS450 2017, 2015

Talks, Posters and Presentations

Other Positions and Accomplishments

Significant Programs and Code

Community Involvement

Venue Position Year
CCSPC Member2021
MADWebPC Member2021
WWWPC Member2021
SIGCOMM CCRExternal Reviewer2020
MADWebPC Member2020
WWWPC Member2020
CSAWPC Member2019
Journal of CybersecurityExternal Reviewer2019
MADWebPC Member2019
DTL GrantsReviewer2018
CSAWPC Member2018
CHI Late BreakingExternal Reviewer2018
USENIX SecurityExternal Reviewer2017
NDSSExternal Reviewer2017
S&PExternal Reviewer2016
CCSExternal Reviewer2016
CCSExternal Reviewer2015
NDSSExternal Reviewer2013

Non-CS Bits