Stephanie Rogers is studying Computer Security in the Five Year Bachelor/Master’s Program at UC Berkeley. This is an accelerated program, in which she will obtain her master’s degree in one additional year of coursework at UC, Berkeley as a continuation of her undergraduate degree in Computer Science.
Since her first encounter of research in security with Imperva, she has been doing volunteer research with Professors from UC, Berkeley. Her current project is on analyzing password usage patterns to build safe and efficient standards for password authentication, as well as looking into alternative forms of authentication including touchscreen usage of phones. She has researched into the newer technology of Near Field Communication, as well as brought awareness to several Android vulnerabilities. Stephanie has pursued this focus because as society becomes more connected and reliant upon computing for sensitive and critical operations, it becomes ever more crucial to ensure the security of such processes.
In addition to her security research at Berkeley, she previously worked at Palantir, LinkedIn, and Imperva doing web application security research. She has served as president of UPE, UC Berkeley’s Computer Science Honor Society, taught at various levels in Berkeley’s CS department, and developed an entire curriculum for CS Kickstart, a one-week introductory computer science camp specifically aimed towards females with no previous computer science background.