Vineetha is interested in analyzing the complex interplay between technology, businesses/economics, law, and public policy to solve interdisciplinary real-world problems. Over the past 9 years she has worked on open problems in the domains of Security & Privacy, Energy, Water, Transportation, and Healthcare, both in academia and the industry. To formally understand the overlap between technology, law and business, she previously pursued relevant programs at the National Law School of India University, the top law school in India, and also at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science at Penn. Her research focuses on Information Security and Privacy, and she is being advised by Prof. Matt Blaze.
Before Penn, Vineetha got her Master's in Computer Science from Dartmouth, where she was mentored by Prof. Tom Cormen. While at Dartmouth she worked with Prof. Sean Smith at the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) on a Department of Homeland Security and Department of Energy co-funded project. Her Master's thesis advisor was Prof. Sergey Bratus (Chief Security Advisor for ISTS); her thesis committee consisted of Prof. Charles Palmer (CTO of Security and Privacy at IBM Research and Adjunct Professor in CS at Dartmouth), Prof. Byron Cook (Senior Principal at Amazon and CS Professor at UCL), and Prof. Xing-Dong Yang (Assistant Professor in CS at Dartmouth).
Her Master's thesis was quite well-received — she gave an invited talk at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at UC Berkeley, and also at the BSides Security Conference in Las Vegas. Her research was also cited in various news articles (including a recent one by Brian Krebs).
Before Dartmouth, Vineetha worked at the Global Research and Healthcare divisions of the General Electric Company (GE), and at the Aerospace Department of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).