About Me

Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, I am a fourth year Ph.D. student in Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. I work in the Network and Security Research (NSR) Lab advised by Dr. Eric Keller. I received Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering at Santa Clara University advised by Dr. Aleksandar Zecevic and Dr. Darren Atkinson, respectively. I spent a year in the Circuits & Embedded Systems Masters Program at the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2016-2017 school year before transfering to the University of Colorado. My research is focused in the area of computer network systems and security. Current projects include improving the deployment, management, and efficiency of large-scale, microservice-based applications. Previous work includes implementing performance critical applications on high-rate stream processors and P4-swiches. I have also built applications for secure enclaves (e.g. SGX). Earlier on in my research career I spent time designing network intrusion detection systems to identify ransomware via its network traffic signature.

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Other Fun Info

When I’m not in the lab, you can find me swimming, biking, or running. I race for CU Triathlon and love all things bikes. As an undergrad, I played four years of rugby for Santa Clara University as a member of the SCUTS.

Email: gregory [-dot-] cusack [-at-] colorado [-dot-] edu