I am entering my second year in the computer science and engineering PhD program at the University of Michigan. My graduate advisor is Prof. Kevin Fu of the SPQR Lab. My research interests pertain to hardware, sensor, and VLSI design security and privacy.
University of Michigan
PhD Computer Science and Engineering
Graduate research assistant in the Security and Privacy Research lab. More information about the lab can be found at spqr.eecs.umich.edu.
University of Alabama
BS Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering Concentration, Computer Science Minor, Mathematics Minor
During my time at the University of Alabama I was very involved on campus. I held many leadership positions such as President of Eta Kappa Nu, Finance Vice President of Alpha Delta Pi, Secretary of Alpha Kappa Psi, and various other positions. I also received the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Senior Award in 2018 and the Fred R. Maxwell Jr. Award in 2017.
- Pokémon Go and Other Video Games
Ultrasonic Microphone Array
Designing and implementing an ultrasonic microphone array for in-home moinitoring while maintaing privacy in collaboration with the ISC-Lab.
Profiled the success of the hardware attack, Spectre, when various amounts and types of "processor noise" was added to the victim CPU.
Worked on a team developing software to create an autonomous kayak for ocean monitoring.
Revere Control Systems
Co-op Engineering Student
Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2018
Designed, built, and tested instrumentation and control systems including communications, SCADA, and motor protection and control for municipal, OEM, and industrial applications.
 J. Lanier, R. A. Taylor and J. Yan, "An Initial Implementation of a Direct Digital Synthesizer Module for Radar Applications," 2019 SoutheastCon, Huntsville, AL, USA, 2019, pp. 1-2, doi: 10.1109/SoutheastCon42311.2019.9020574.
 Lanier, J. (2020, May 29). Oakland 2020: Thoughts on a Virtual Conference by a Michigan EECS PhD Student. Cipher, Electronic Issue 155. https://www.ieee-security.org/Cipher/PastIssues/2020/E155.May-2020/E155.May-2020.html#JL