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Hirsh G

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Technology Policy, Web Development, Cyberdefense/Cybersecurity, Election Security

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

A Comprehensive Analysis of Passwords

You probably see that many websites like facebook, or amazon require certain password requirements like "Must contain one capital letter, a symbol, a number, etc.". How can this data be used against them? Using some form of rule induction, pattern recognition, or machine learning, as well as one of the many datasets of password leaks available online, find the patterns in how people choose passwords, and how those can be protected. For instance, if people are using a capital letter does, it often appear at the beginning of the password? How often are passwords just English words, as opposed to a random set of characters?

Coding skills

Javascript, Python, Haskell, SQL, Typescript, C++, C#

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