Terri Oda

terri (at) toybox.ca || http://terri.toybox.ca

Research Interests

Computer security, web security, usability, email, evolutionary computation and artificial life


PhD in Computer Science

Carleton University, 2011

Thesis: Simple Security Policy for the Web

Advisor: Anil Somayaji

Master of Computer Science

Carleton University, 2005

Thesis: A Spam-Detecting Artificial Immune System

Advisor: Tony White

Bachelor of Mathematics

Carleton University, 2003

Honours project: "Solving the p-median problem"

Advisor: Irwin Pressman

Awards and Scholarships

Refereed Publications

Research and Project Experience

Security Researcher

Intel Open Source Technology Center [2013-current]

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of New Mexico [2011-2013]

Research Assistant

Carleton Computer Security Laboratory [2006-2011]

Web programmer

Eyemap [2006-2007]

Research Assistant

Carleton University Mathematics [2003]

Wireless Research Developer

Bitflash [2001]

Software Developer, Universal Data Access

Cognos [2000]

Network Assistant and Web Designer

Canadian Youth Foundation [1999]


egroup inc. [1997-1998]

Web Programmer and Graphic Designer

Galactics [1997, 1998]

Selected Additional Speaking Engagements

Teaching Experience

Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Computers

Carleton University [2010]

Teaching Assistant

Carleton University [2003-2009]

Instructor, Enrichment Mini-Course

Carleton University [2008 & 2010]

Guest Presenter, High School Careers Class

Lisgar Collegiate Institute [2009]

Guest Lecturer, Internet Programming

Carleton University [2007 & 2008]



Languages: English (proficient editor and native speaker), French (intermediate)

Work Authorization: I am a Canadian citizen currently working in the United States on TN status. (In the recent past, I held a US J-1 Visiting Scholar Visa.)

Volunteer Work

Google Summer of Code [2010-current]

GHC Open Source Codeathon for Humanity [2009-2012]

Carleton University Women in Science and Engineering (CU-WISE) [2008-2011]

GNU Mailman [2002-current]

LinuxChix [1999-current]

Nepean Concert Band [1998-2011] and Albuquerque Concert Band [2011-current]

National Capital Freenet [1999-2002]

Girl Guides of Canada [1995-2000]

Macoun Field Naturalists Club [1991-1998]

Ottawa-Carleton Educational Space Simulation [1993-1998]

[Last updated: 2014-03-29]