Shiva Houshmand

Florida State University

American Express Scholarship Recipient

Shiva Houshmand is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Florida State University. She earned her M.S. in 2011 and B.Sc. in 2008, both in Computer Science, from Florida State University and University of Tehran respectively. Her research interests are in information security and digital forensics where she has been working on metrics for analyzing password strength and probabilistic techniques for more effective password cracking. She is also working on crawling, scraping and entity resolution in the Internet. Her Internet related interests are in search and identification problems as well as privacy and security issues.

“The GHC conference will give me a better understanding of challenges and difficulties I may encounter in my future career. In addition I can become a better role model for other students or anyone interested in computing.”