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Hello! I am a second year PhD student working in Cylab at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). With my advisor, Lujo Bauer, I study robust machine learning, applications of machine learning for malware detection, and machine learning based anomaly detection. I also incorporate my interest in reinforcement learning into my research whenever I get the chance!

Originally from the Matanuska Valley in Alaska, I graduated from the United States Air Force Academy (class of 2014) with a BS in Computer Science and from Carnegie Mellon University, Information Networking Institute with an MS in Information Security. After gaining valuable experience serving in unique roles in the Air Force, I separated as a Captain (O3) to pursue a PhD supported by the NDSEG Fellowship.

My overall goal is to advance in the field of machine learning by continuing to learn the skills and expertise to become a reliable researcher focused on positive societal impact via effective work in industry and government.