Nakul Bajaj


I am a first-year undergraduate at the University of Michigan with interests primarily at the intersection of computer science and public policy. Before my senior year of high school, I began working under the direction of Dr. Matthew Bernhard and Professor Alex Halderman to tackle issues about election security. As part of my research, I have been a co-author of a security usability paper that earned the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE S&P 2020. Additionally, I have been fortunate to work with Kevin Chang to speak at DEF CON 27 in regards to voter files and voter registration security. I was also part of the Voting Machine Hacking Village at DEF CON, where I worked with my colleague, Henry Meng, and Oregon State undergraduates to discover vulnerabilities in the Dominion ImageCast Precinct ballot tabulator.

In high school, I focused on iOS development, earning a WWDC scholarship and winning multiple hackathons as recognition. I also participated extensively in congressional debate competitions, reaching the semifinal level of the Tournament of Champions. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and driving on road trips.

Contact: nbajaj < < at > > umich < < dot > > edu


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