Beginning in fall 2021, I have been working toward a PhD in Computer Science at West Virginia University. I have completed my Qualifying Exam with research in secure dynamic memory management. My dissertation resarch is focusing on static and dynamic analysis of C programs to improve software reliability and security. If all goes well, I hope to graduate at the end of the Spring 2024 semester. Following this, I intend to seek a tenure-track facutly position in Computer Science.

Prior to this, I received a Masters of Science in Computer Science, from The George Washington University in 2017. My focus was in the area of secure operating systems. I did a lot of work on Composite, a research operating system shepherded by my advisor Gabriel Parmer.

I did my undergraduate work at The Evergreen State College. I graduated in 2001 with a Bachelors of Science. Evergreen differs from most undergraduate schools in a large number of ways. Perhaps the most "major" distinction is that the school lacks declared majors, instead providing specific requirements to attain a Bachelors of either Arts or Science. The vast majority of my work was in Computer Science, with Japanese coming in a relatively distant second.

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