Dr. Periwinkle Doerfler from the Computer Science and Engineering department was one of 18 NYU Tandon graduates from all levels featured in a series of “2021 Commencement Profiles” shared on the school’s website and featured in the ceremony’s program. In the profile, Doerfler, one of five CCS-affiliated doctoral candidates to be awarded a Ph.D. at the May 19 commencement, responded to three questions built around theme of how their time at Tandon may have re-defined their work as engineers.
In the brief article, Doerfler affirmed the support she felt she received from her advisor, Dr. Damon McCoy, and from the Computer Science and Engineering department. “Everyone wants you to succeed and will do everything they can to encourage you. The attitude is that a rising tide lifts all boats, so a success for one is a success for all,” she observes.
During her time at Tandon, Doerfler published a number of significant papers in the areas of doxing and cyberbullying. The LaCrosse, WI, native is now employed as a security engineer at Facebook where she hopes to effect “positive change from the inside” on these issues. You can read her profile here.