I am a researcher in the Cyber Systems & Operations group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory focusing on malware analysis, vulnerability research, and intrusion detection. I earned my M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010 and 2009 respectively. While at Georgia Tech I studied areas of information security including privacy and side-channels with my advisor Patrick Traynor.


P. Marquardt, A. Verma, H. Carter and P. Traynor, (sp)iPhone: Decoding Vibrations From Nearby Keyboards Using Mobile Phone Accelerometers, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), October, 2011. (acceptance rate: 13.9%)

P. Marquardt, D. Dagon and P. Traynor, Impeding Individual User Profiling in Shopper Loyalty Programs, Proceedings of the International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC), February, 2011. (acceptance rate: 35.1%)


Master of Science in Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, December 2010.
Specialization: Information Security

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2009.
Highest Honors

Work Experience

Research Scientist MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA. January 2011 - Present.
Conduct malware analysis for botnet command-and-control server identification, developed malware for threat modeling study, developed vulnerability analysis framework and conducted vulnerability analysis of Android applications, developed and deployed security solutions for net-centric space situational awareness system.

Graduate Research Assistant Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Atlanta, GA. November 2007 - December 2010.
Developed security protocols for multicast captioning system, performed security and overall software analysis of Kenyan nursing software, developed and maintained web application for internal information analysis center (IAC).