Broader Impact

At the Privacy, Security, and Automation Lab, the broader impact of our research is anything but an afterthought. The opportunities to blend research, education, and social action are some of the best things about being a professor. I am particularly proud of my students' engagement with the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (pictured at right), Drexel UPE, the Women in Computing Society, the Federal Trade Commission, Random Hacks of Kindness, the Drexel Co-op experience, and the Chaos Computer Club. You can read a bit more and my and their efforts below.

Outreach to Women and Underrepresented Groups

Engagement with the Hacking Community

I have long been an active speaker and participant in the international hacking community. My work has been presented at Hacking at Random, Vierhouten, NL, ShmooCon, DefCon, and the Chaos Communication Congress. I believe deeper engagement between the hacking community and the academic computer security community as we have a lot to learn for each other.

Engagement with the Philadelphia Community

International Collaboration

Protecting privacy and security is a global endeavor, and it is important to give students international research experiences. I have experience developing one such NSF-funded exchange between Drexel and CTU in Prague (OISE 0900879). You can read an article about the students' experiences in Prague
here. I am building a collaboration with the COSIC group at KU Leuven as well.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduates have made great contributions to research at PSAL. There are several different ways to get involved with my research for undergrads.

Master's in Cybersecurity

Drexel is creating a new highly interdisciplinary Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program, and this effort is supported by the NSF DUE program. This degree program will be the product of a collaboration between the Drexel University College of Engineering, Goodwin College for Professional Studies, and College of Information Sciences and Technology. To help support the development of this curriculum, the NSA agreed to provide access to subject matter experts. I am the point person from the computer science department in this effort.

The program will incorporate multidisciplinary "research rotations" as an independent study component of the Drexel Cybersecurity degree program in which (inspired by medical school ro- tations) students gain laboratory exposure in a variety of labs conducting Cybersecurity-related research.

Some more information about the program is available here and you can apply here.