Department of Computer Science
Jack Baskin School of Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz
Office: Engineering 2 Rm 383
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Email: At cs·ucsc·edu, ajnelson
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I am a Computer Science Ph.D. student working under Professor Darrell Long in the Storage Systems Research Center and Working-group on Applied Security and Privacy at UC Santa Cruz. My research and interests include secure archival storage, computer security, indexing, long-term data management, and digital forensics.
From April 2013 to April 2014, I am a Visiting Research Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, working with the National Software Reference Library via Prometheus Computing, LLC.
In my undergraduate studies, I split my time between mathematics and computer science at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. After graduating with a combined Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in 2005, I worked for three years at Looking Glass Analytics as a web and SAS programmer, continuing my studies online in the meanwhile. After a refresher on probability theory from Colorado State University and some graduate Data Mining from Central Connecticut State University, I decided to put a little more physical dedication into going back to school.
My interests outside of academics and molluscs include performing on viola, dancing or DJ'ing swing, and dabbling with photography, particularly long-exposure photography.