I am a second year Master's student in the CISE department of the University of Florida, as well as a researcher at UF's Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research (FICS) lab.
Currently, I am conducting wireless security research on detecting Bluetooth and cellular devices using software-defined radios under my advisor, Patrick Traynor.
I earned my Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2019 with a minor in Computer Science. I decided to continue my education in Computer Science with a Master's degree from UF, now specializing in cybersecurity to complement my research at FICS.
Embedded devices with cellular modules can hide in public areas, relying on battery power and wireless communication to transmit information to adversaries (e.g., credit card skimmers). My research uses software-defined radios to passively monitor nearby GSM uplink channels to detect and identify devices that have persisted in a local area for a suspicious amount of time.