Michael Rausch


I am a cyber security researcher pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I expect to graduate in December 2021. I am a member of the PERFORM research group, advised by William H. Sanders. I have published a number of papers on various aspects of computer security modeling, including one that won the Best Paper Award at QEST 2020. I also spent two years as an intern conducting research for Sandia National Laboratories in the Center for Cyber Defense. My primary research interests in grad school were in using modeling and simulation to help architects to make rational design decisions and build more secure cyber systems.

I was a recipient of the Mavis Fellowship in 2019, acted as a teaching assistant in two courses , mentored undergraduate students from underrepresented minorities in research projects, volunteered at the UIUC Hour of Code, and served as a Computer Science Graduate Student Ambassador.