I am a Principal Lead Program Manager in the Security and Cryptography team in Microsoft Research's Technology organization. I have been in applied research teams in Microsoft for 10 years, on projects such as the "Venice" Mesh Networking incubation, a hardware project, and most recently a variety of security and cryptography projects.
Prior to joining MSR, I worked on visualization and management tools for IT in Windows and in Visio. I've shipped 10 products as a PM or Lead PM, including some interesting work in TCP/IP network discovery, agent-less management of distributed systems, and multi-layered network and distributed systems visualization. My career started in IT, where I worked for 13 years designing and managing networks and distributed systems, including 4 years at Boeing as an Architect on the 777 program.
I have a B.A. in History from Stanford University.
- Tolga Acar, Karen Easterbrook, and Brian LaMacchia, Implementing Fiber-based Steganography for Pairings, International Association for Cryptologic Research, 17 August 2010.