I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the advisement of Dr. Fabian Monrose. Prior to my studies at UNC, I spent 2 years at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL) in the applied information sciences department (AISD). And before that I received Master's degrees in Computer Science and Information Security at Johns Hopkins University, and my Bachelor's at North Carolina State University. More recently (Summers of 2011 and 2012), I have had the privilege of working on the Safe Browsing Initiative with Google's Security Team. My research interests are in computer and network security. I have recently been exploring efficient methods for detecting and diagnosing so-called code-injection attacks which has resulted in the development of a custom operating system, ShellOS, that is capable of taking arbitrary inputs (e.g. network streams, buffers from process memory) and executing them as potential code to determine if they are part of a code-injection attack. I have also been involved with the analysis of information leakage in encrypted Voice-over-IP traffic, and work exploring methods for hardware virtualization introspection to support forensic analysis.