H. B. Acharya likes graphs and rules. He has applied them in Biology, in Networking, and is now looking at how they apply to Security. His big question is how we can balance privacy with authorization - keep people accountable, without spying on them - and he studies everything from firewalls to bitcoin, trying to find out. He is particularly concerned at how vulnerable we might be, in the age of the Internet of Things.
Dr. Acharya was recently hired in 2016, and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.