I defended my thesis in September 2008, and I am now at AT&T Labs - Research, in Florham Park, NJ.
I was a
PhD student in the Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University . My advisors were Avrim Blum and Dawn Song. I was previously an undergraduate at Stanford University, and I graduated with a major in Computer Science and a secondary major
in Mathematics. Before
my Stanford years, I lived in Kuwait,
but went to a CBSE school.
My main research interests span computer security, networking and
systems problems, using techniques from machine learning, data mining
and algorithm design. My current research focuses on using ideas from
learning theory and streaming algorithm design for problems in network
security. I am also interested in planning under uncertainty and
Email: shobha (at) cs (dot) cmu (dot) edu