I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I hold a MSc degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas (2014). My research mainly focuses on problems in homeland security and defense applications including problems in cyber-physical system security, interdependent systems, and resilient infrastructure. I am interested in analyzing these problems from both deterministic and probabilistic perspectives. I use operations research and optimization tools such as network optimization and interdiction, decomposition methods, column generation technique, and heuristic approaches to model and solve these problems.