Marina Sanusi
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I'm a second year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University advised by Tom Ristenpart and studying applied security and privacy. In my free time, I can be found singing choral music, traveling to new places, and running cybersecurity trainings and capture-the-flag competitions with MetaCTF.


Currently, I'm working on a project on how to better detect malicious login attempts using password-based heuristics and how to conduct password-based measurement studies in a safe and secure way.

In undergrad, I worked with Westley Weimer and Hongning Wang on allowing programmers to remain anonymous by stripping their stylistic fingerprint from code.


  • Cornell
    • TA for Operating Systems, Fred Schneider and Robbert Van Renesse (Fall 2019)
  • University of Virginia
    • Head TA for Program and Data Representation, Mark Floryan and Aaron Bloomfield (2016-2018)
    • TA for Operating Systems, Andrew Grimshaw (Spring 2018)
    • TA for Introduction to Programming, Mark Sherriff and Luther Tychonievich (2014-2016)


  • Louis T. Rader Undergraduate Award for Teaching, University of Virginia, May 2018
  • Louis T. Rader Undergraduate Award for Service, University of Virginia, May 2016