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In Fall 2020 I am teaching COMPSCI 186: Using Data Structures.

In Spring 2020 I taught COMPSCI 590K: Advanced Digital Forensics Systems. I was a finalist for a Distinguished Teaching award.

In Fall 2019 I taught COMPSCI 186: Using Data Structures and CICS 191CMPS2: CS Major RAP First Year Seminar.

In Spring 2019 I taught COMPSCI 186: Using Data Structures, COMPSCI 365: Digital Forensics, and COMPSCI 590F: Advanced Digital Forensics. I was nominated for a Distinguished Teaching award, and I received the College Outstanding Teaching award.

In Fall 2018 I taught COMPSCI 186: Using Data Structures and COMPSCI 391L: Computer Crime Law. I was nominated for a Distinguished Teaching Award.

In Spring 2018 I taught COMPSCI 365/590F: Digital Forensics and INFOSEC 690F: Fraud Detection.

In Fall 2017 I taught COMPSCI 190D: Using Data Structures and COMPSCI 391L: Computer Crime Law, and was a finalist for a Distinguished Teaching Award.

In Spring 2017 I taught COMPSCI 190D: Using Data Structures and COMPSCI 365/590F: Digital Forensics.

In Fall 2016 I taught COMPSCI 190D: Using Data Structures and COMPSCI 391L/591L: Computer Crime Law, and was nominated for a Distinguished Teaching Award.

In Spring 2016 I taught COMPSCI 290NW: A Networked World.

In Spring 2015 I taught CMPSCI 187: Programming with Data Structures and was nominated for a Distinguished Teaching Award.

In Fall 2014 I taught both CMPSCI 290NW: A Networked World and CMPSCI 383: Artificial Intelligence.

I taught CMPSCI 453: Computer Networking in Spring 2014.

Along with Brian Levine, I taught a course on Computer Crime Law (CMPSCI 391LI) in Fall 2011.

I taught classes on Computer and Network Security at Trinity College, Connecticut College and Wesleyan University, where I was a visiting assistant professor. I was the instructor for Architecture and Assembly Language at UMass in the summer of 2001.

Service

In AY 2020–2021, I am a member of our Department Personnel Committee and serve on the promotion and tenure subcommittee. I also serve as-needed on our Curriculum Review Committee.

I help coordinate and administer UMass’s CyberCorps┬« Scholarship for Service. Eligible students are encouraged to apply!

I administer the UMass Trace Repository. Send us your data!

I have been a member of the UMass Academic Honesty Board since AY 2015.

I am a vice president of the Massachusetts Society of Professors, the labor union that represents faculty and librarians at UMass Amherst, and as a member of our bargaining team. I also serve as a Faculty Advocate for members of the bargaining unit.

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Every fall I get emails from prospective undergraduates asking questions about UMass and our programs in CICS.

These questions and requests are usually one or more of the following:

  • How would you rate the X at UMass, where X is one or more of:

    • undergraduate life
    • the undergraduate CS program
    • the faculty in CS
  • Tell me why I should I choose UMass over other schools.

  • Will I get to take a class with a particular professor?

  • Will I get a top internship/job placement?

  • Will I get to do undergraduate research?

This post is a collection of my thoughts on these topics.

(In particular, it is not a reflection of UMass’s or CICS’s official positions on these questions, which you can learn more about here and here, respectively.)

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These are notes from an in-class exercise on recursion I did in a First Year Seminar. The basic idea is an old one: to draw a tree recursively.

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I am honored to have been selected to receive the CICS Outstanding Teacher Award.

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The members of the teaching faculty in CICS at UMass are going to the College of St. Rose this Saturday, April 8th, to give a panel presentation on Innovation with Scale at CCSCNE 2017.

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I have been nominated for a 2016–2017 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA).

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Selected Publications

. Statistical Detection of Downloaders in Freenet. ACM Conference on Computer & Communications Security (CCS), 2020.

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. Measurement and Analysis of Child Pornography Trafficking on P2P Networks (Runner-Up, Best Paper Award). Proceedings of the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2013.

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. Inferring the Source of Encrypted HTTP Connections. Proceedings of the ACM conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2006.

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Recent Publications

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. Statistical Detection of Downloaders in Freenet. ACM Conference on Computer & Communications Security (CCS), 2020.

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. Server-side traffic analysis reveals mobile location information over the Internet. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2019.

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. Forensic Identification of Anonymous Sources in OneSwarm. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2017.

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. Statistical Detection of Downloaders in Freenet. Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Workshop on Privacy Engineering, 2017.

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. Innovation with Scale. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 2017.

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