Kulesh Shanmugasundaram is my full name, but
people just call me Kulesh, for obvious reasons.
My research interests lie in two main areas: digital forensics and security.
My interest in forensics focuses on the development of reliable network
infrastructure for supporting forensics across wide area networks. In
security, my research interest lies in the development of efficient,
scalable systems for network monitoring.
In January, I finished my PhD in computer science under the guidance of
Professor Nasir Memon. My dissertation presents a distributed network
forensics system called ForNet. ForNet was ranked second in the ACM Student
Research Competition; ACM flew me to San Francisco for the ACM Awards
Banquet and presented the award to me right after Vinton Cerf and Robert
Khan received their Turing Award!
During my time at Poly, I have had a lot of fun teaching a couple of courses
in network security and penetration testing and leading the development of
the ForNet and Nabs projects.I used to live a couple of blocks from Yankee Stadium but I now live a
couple of blocks from Samuel Morse's grave. When I'm not working, I really
like being involved in outdoor activities like hiking, whitewater rafting,
and bungee jumping. One day I hope to hit the high points of all 50 states.
(So far, the count stands at 8.) I havenŐt read (m)any nontechnical books in
the past few years, though I grew up reading a lot of sci-fi. Now, I pretty
much read anything that interests me: I just finished The Da Vinci
Code and am in the middle of reading Guns, Germs, and Steel: The
Fates of Human Societies.
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