I am a lecturer (assistant professor) in the computer science department at University College London (UCL) and part of the infosec group there. My research is in computer security; I use tools from economics and insight from traditional computer science to analyze cybercrime. I formerly co-directed StopBadware, an anti-malware organization I started working for in 2011 which closed in 2020. I am a research assistant professor in the computer science department at the University of New Mexico (UNM); before joining UCL, I was an assistant professor at UNM for two years.
I completed my PhD entitled "Measuring Bitcoin-based Cybercrime" in the computer science department at the University of Tulsa in 2017, advised by Dr. Tyler Moore. I was a 2016 Google Anita Borg scholar. I received an MS in CS at SMU in 2015. In Fall 2014 I was a visiting research student at TU Delft working with Dr. Michel van Eeten. I received a BA from Wellesley College in 2012 with a major in computer science and a minor in mathematics. At Wellesley, I was part of the Tinkerblocks research group and advised by Dr. Lyn Turbak.
General inquiries: m [dot] last name [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk
Lingering UNM business: Please use above email address. I no longer have access to my old UNM email nor does it forward.
Office location: 169 Euston Road
Department of Computer Science
University College London
London WC1E 6BT