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.

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.


Popular Press

Blog Writing

Other Significant Writing


  • 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
SIGCOMM CCR External Reviewer 2020
MADWeb PC Member 2020
WWW PC Member 2020
CSAW PC Member 2019
Journal of Cybersecurity External Reviewer 2019
MADWeb PC Member 2019
DTL Grants Reviewer 2018
CSAW PC Member 2018
CHI Late Breaking External Reviewer 2018
USENIX Security External Reviewer 2017
NDSS External Reviewer 2017
S&P External Reviewer 2016
CCS External Reviewer 2016
CCS External Reviewer 2015
NDSS External Reviewer 2013

Non-CS Bits