I am a PhD candidate at Duke University. I am interested in the intersection of computer architecture and security. My thesis work focuses on reducing the overhead of secure memory in three dimensions: delay, energy and space. I am passionate about computer architecture, and my industrial engineering background gives me a new perspective on ways to optimize systems. I also enjoy working in the security space because it is one of the most challenging problems facing the computer industry. At the heart of most computer security challenges is people. Computers do what they are designed to do, but it is the people who re-define the system’s functionality. I strongly believe that secure systems should not rely on people writing correct code, or running well-intended applications, but instead having well defined functionality with well defined side-effects. In addition, my research is guided by the principle that all computers should be secure and efficient. Systems should not have to sacrifice efficiency for security.