Meet the 2023 CSI Cohort

There are 19 students participating in this year’s Cybersecurity Summer Institute (CSI). The participants representing a mix of PhD candidates and early career researchers coming from computer science, economics, and political science. Like last year’s cohort, this year’s cohort includes participants from all over the world. Our domestic participants are coming from Cornell University, Syracuse University, Northeastern University, The University of California-Davis, The University of Pennsylvania, and The University of Texas at Dallas. The international pool is affiliated with ETH Zurich, Leiden University, South Asian University- India, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The University of Brazil, The University of Cambridge, and The University of Oxford.


Adi Rao:

Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University

Adi works in Cornell’s Department of Government and their research lies at the intersection of international political economy and international security.


Alexander Gamero-Garrido:

Post-doc in Computer Science at Northeastern University

Alexander’s research is at the intersection of computer networking systems and public policy with an emphasis on security and privacy.


Alex Grigor:

Ph.D. candidate at University of Cambridge

Alex is a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University’s Department of Government. His work lies at the intersection of International Political Economy and International Security.


Arthur Laudrain::

Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oxford

Arthur studies in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity where he researches why democracies tend to under react to cyber-enabled election interference.

Amit Sheniak:

Cybersecurity policy coordinator at Israeli Ministry of Defense

Dr. Sheniak is also a research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Cyber Security Research Center (HCSRC), and the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government. He teaches as an adjacent professor at the Tel-Aviv University international program for security and diplomacy.


Eduardo Arthur Izycki:

Ph.D. candidate at University of Brasilia

Eduardo’s program of study is International Relations and areas of interest include offensive cyber capabilities, espionage, surveillance, international security, cyber conflict.


Gomez Miguel Alberto:

Senior Researcher with at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Gomez’s research in the Center for Security Studies resides at the intersection of political psychology, foreign policy, and cybersecurity.


Gunyeop Lee:

Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University

Gunyeop studies political science and is interested in the intersection of geopolitics and emerging technology.


Jelena Vicic:

Assistant Professor at Leiden University

Jelena teaches cybersecurity governance at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University. Her scholarship applies multiple methods to questions of political influence and conflict over the internet and social media.


Jamie Duncan

Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto

Jamie is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and a researcher at the Centre for Access to Information and Justice at the University of Winnipeg. Jamie studies information policy, technology governance, and strategic communications with a focus on topics related to security, migration, and policing.


Kangkyu Lee:

Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Tech

Kangkyu is a Presidential Fellow in International Affairs, Science, and Technology. He studies cybersecurity in international relations and the sociopolitical implications of emerging technology at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.


Nan Zhang Clement:

Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas

For her dissertation, she is working on applying micro-econometrics and microeconomic theory to policies on cybersecurity and privacy issues in the digital economy, like hospital information systems and cloud computing.


Patrick Ryle:

Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Tech

Ryle studies in the School of Public Policy with a focus on information and communication technology policy.


Pouneh Nikkhah Bahrami:

Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis

Her computer science research focuses on studying emerging online advertising and tracking techniques such as browser fingerprinting by blending ideas from machine learning and web measurements.


Rachel Hulvey:

Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania

Rachel studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania where she focuses on her broad research interests include international security and Chinese foreign policy.

Sachin Kumar Singh:

Ph.D. student at the University of Utah

Sachin is primarily interested in the intersection of data-driven cybersecurity and policy implications. He is interested in exploring how policies and regulations can impact the effectiveness of cybersecurity measures.


Sanghyun Han:

Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Tech

Sanghyun works in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs on his areas of interest including emerging technology and statecraft intersecting international political economy and international security.


Yash Vekaria:

Ph.D. candidate University of California, Davis

Yash’s doctoral research is focused on studying security and privacy in the online advertising ecosystem through large-scale Internet measurements.


Yug Parag Desai:

Ph.D. candidate at South Asian University in New Delhi

His current research in the department of International Relations aims to understand the geopolitics of standardization of emerging information and communication technology through the case of quantum technologies.