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.

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

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).