Carnegie Mellon University
College of Engineering
Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy
Robert W. Dunlap Award recipient for best Part B Ph.D. qualifying examination. 2019 Carnegie Bosch Institute Fellowship recipient. Member of first place team in 2020 CMU VentureWell Virtual Energy Hackathon. GPA: 3.9
Syracuse University
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Master of Public Administration
Concentration in national security focusing on cybersecurity policy and law. Independent study in data analytics for public policy. GPA: 4.0
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Rumsfeld Graduate Fellowship Receipient. Advanced courses in computer and internet security, algorithms, and formal methods. GPA: 4.0
Harvard University
College of Arts and Sciences
A.B. in Government
Major in Government with a focus on international relations and national security policy. Completed a minor in Computer Science. GPA: 3.5

CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory
Ph.D. Researcher
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Developed Long-Short Term Memory (LSTM) machine learning model that accurately predicts when a user is about to land on a malicious web page based on their browsing behavior. Validated results across two disparate browsing datasets. Publication submitted and in review.
  • Headed research effort to better understand how people browse the internet using a large scale dataset collected through the Security Behavior Observatory. Publication published in TWEB 2022.
  • Collaborated on methods research comparing the quality of qualitative data collected through online interviews across a variety of modes including video, audio, chat, email, surveys. Publication submitted and in review.
  • Spearheaded research that turned a course project into an extended abstract that was accepted at SOUPS 2018 exploring incentives for two-factor authentication in online gaming.
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Research Group
Master's Researcher
Syracuse, NY
  • Member of an interdisciplinary research team on a National Science Foundation funded project.
  • Constructed a framework in java to simulate the effect of cyber-attacks on distributed electricity markets.
  • Devised a method to transform terabyte-sized electricity consumption data for use in the model.
  • Interpreted simulation results and analyzed market vulnerabilities to inform security recommendations.
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Graduate Assistant
Syracuse, NY
  • Conceived of a project to evaluate the effect of initiatives undertaken by top public policy schools through the measurement of observable changes in web and social media visibility.
  • Developed data mining scripts to capture web traffic metrics and applied time series analysis to assess impact.
  • Proposed recommendations to 8 members of the school’s leadership based on findings.

Kyle Crichton, Nicolas Christin, and Lorrie Faith Cranor. 2021. How Do Home Computer Users Browse the Web? ACM Trans. Web 16, 1, Article 3 (February 2022).
Akira Yamada, Yukiko Sawaya Shoma Tanaka, Ayumu Kubota, Nicolas Christin, Kyle Crichton, Jin-Dong Dong, Shun Umemoto, Jun Nakajima, So Matsuda, Reo Matsumura. 2020. Security Behavior Observation for Smartphone: Longterm Monitoring of Smartphones Comparing Desktop Computers. Extended Abstract. Sixteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2020). USENIX Association, USA. View Here
Kyle Crichton, Jason Lee, and Meihan Li. 2019. Incentives for Enabling Two-Factor Authentication in Online Gaming. Extended Abstract. Fifteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2019). USENIX Association, USA. View Here

Eccella Corporation
Senior Consultant
New York, NY
  • Designed and developed technical enterprise-level systems in the field of data management and data science.
  • Directed two $1M contracts as the project lead at Vestcom International and Michigan State University.
  • Managed the technical interview process, helping the firm grow from 10 employees to over 90 in 4 years.
Clean Stick Mats LLC
New York, NY
  • Founded the company and developed the underlying web platform for cleanroom product sales in 2013.

  • Python
  • R
  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • Java
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Management
  • Web Development
  • Penetration Testing
Research and Policy Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Economic Analysis
  • System Simulation
  • Memo and Paper Writing