Four PhD Candidates to Graduate in 2013-2014

The UW CSE Security Lab is looking forward to the 2013-2014 academic year! Security Lab members Tamara Denning, Miro Enev, Karl Koscher, and Franzi Roesner (alphabetically) are scheduled to graduate with their PhDs this academic year. They will join the list of lab alumni, which includes Roxana Geambasu, now a professor at Columbia University in New York, and Alexei Czeskis, who will defend next week and join Google’s world-class security team in Mountain View.

Tammy’s interests are in the human aspects of computer security and privacy, with a focus on emerging technologies; past areas of work include security for implantable medical devices, the security of consumer technologies in the home, and security awareness and education. Her web page:

Miro works on applying machine learning methods to quantitatively understand and defend against privacy and security risks in emerging technologies, with a focus on smart sensor environments. His web page:

Karl works on securing embedded systems through evaluating existing systems (such as automobiles) and developing new tools and techniques to help secure these systems. His web page:

Franzi’s work has focused on security and privacy issues in the domains of third-party web tracking, permission granting in modern operating systems (such as smartphones), secure embedded user interfaces, and most recently, emerging augmented reality platforms. Her web page: