My name is Riley Spahn. I am currently a computer science Ph.D. student at Columbia University working under Dr. Roxana Geambasu and Dr. Gail Kaiser. I am broadly interested computer systems but I would like to focus on distributed systems, security and related topics.
I am currently working on a project related to fine grained control for securing sensitive data.
I worked in the Cyberspace Science and Information Intelligence Research Group (CSIIR) and built distributed systems applications for data analytics using the Storm framework and NodeJS. I also worked on a system call based anomaly detection system.
At Auburn I worked under Dr. Xiao Qin and Dr. Orlando Acevedo. Under Dr. Acevedo I built a framework for molecular dynamics simulation framework parallelized using NVIDIA's CUDA architecture. In Dr. Qin's lab I worked on a distributed cryptosystem built on top of Apache Hadoop. I also wrote projects for a future Hadoop based distributed systems class.
riley at cs dot columbia dot edu