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  • MS in Computer Science, University of Michigan
  • BS in Computer Science, University of Michigan

About Me


Steve is a first year PhD student working with Engin Kirda and William Roberston at Northeastern University.

He holds a MS and BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan where he researched censorship, ransomware, and network measurement with Professor J. Alex Halderman and Professor Roya Ensafi.

Also during his time at Michigan, he taught the introductory computer security course for a total of three years, two of which as the head graduate student instructor.

Steve’s research interests include, but are not limited to: censorship measurement and circumvention, network measurement, network and web security, and usable security.

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

During my MS studies at Michigan, I had a chance to delve into censorship measurement, resulting in a paper on Russian Censorship (to appear at NDSS ’20), network measurement (tbd), and various other areas. Thus far here at Northeastern, I am delving into privacy and security on the web.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

I would like to help individuals stay safe and private whilst they interact with all types of computers.