I am a vulnerability researcher at Raytheon SI Government Solutions where I conduct reverse engineering, static analysis, and vulnerability research. In my spare time I participate in CTFs and enjoy watching/playing many sports including golf, surfing, softball, basketball, bowling, and football.

Prior to working at SI, I was 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.

In my pre-academic life I was known as Flip, the keyboardist for the industrial metal band Crossbreed. We were signed to Artemis Records and toured the U.S. and Canada in support of our album, Synthetic Division. We received regular rotation on national radio stations and our video for Underlined was featured on MTV2 and MTVX.

Conferences

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%)
slides

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%)

Education

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

Vulnerability Researcher Raytheon SI Government Solutions, Indialantic, FL.
March 2014 - Present.
Reverse engineering, vulnerability research, static analysis tool development.

Research Scientist MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA.
January 2011 - March 2014.
Conduct malware analysis for botnet command-and-control server identification, develop malware for threat modeling study, develop vulnerability analysis framework and conduct vulnerability analysis of Android applications, develop and deploy security solutions for net-centric space situational awareness system.

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