About Me

Hello there and welcome to my personal website! I am an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Western Washington University, located in the small but quaint city of Bellingham WA. I am also an IEEE Senior Member, chair of the PISCES Technical Advisory Committee, and 24/25 U.S. Fulbright Scholar.


My background is in Computer Science and covers many years of interdisciplinary work in academic departments varying from Sociology to Information Science. My research interests revolve around online deception, cybersecurity, data mining and machine learning.


I like a variety of books from fantasy (high, contemporary, epic, dark, etc.) to non-fiction scientific books. I write fiction books with compelling characters and inspiring stories and non-fiction on tech topics.

Grokking Relational Database Design

Grokking Relational Database Design
A friendly illustrated guide to designing and implementing your first database.

Journeys of the Lost: The Saga of Cane

Journeys of the Lost: The Saga of Cane
An immortal man, cursed for killing a god, must protect a mortal god from looming evil, in this action-packed fantasy novel.


On a more personal level, I should also mention my great love and appreciation for the outdoors and the energy that feeds my inner self from the experiences created in the natural world with my beautiful family. Parallel to this, lies my utter devotion to the world of video games (of all genres) and the adventures created within the digital world.

WWU Students or Prospective Students Interested in working on a research project (e.g., pursuing research in Forensics/Security and Social Computing) through graduate studies, independent study or otherwise? I am always on the lookout for dedicated undergraduate and graduate students that want to gain more experience and discover interesting things. Contact me