Katherine Izhikevich


I am a Master's Student in Computer Science at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. I received my B.S. in Mathematics - Computer Science at UCSD in 2022.

Email: kizhikev@ucsd.edu

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Pekar JE, Magee A, Parker E, Moshiri N, Izhikevich K, Havens JL, Gangavarapu K, Malpica Serrano LM, Crits-Christoph A, Matteson NL, Zeller M, Levy JI, Wang JC, Hughes S, Lee J, Park H, Park MS, Ching Zi Yan K, Tzer Pin Lin R, Mat Isa MN, Muhammad Noor Y, Vasylyeva TI, Garry RF, Holmes EC, Rambaut A, Suchard MA, Andersen KG, Worobey M, Wertheim JO (2022). “The molecular epidemiology of multiple zoonotic origins of SARS-CoV-2.” Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.abp8337

Katherine Izhikevich, Kyeling Ong, and Christine Alvarado. 2022. Exploring Group Dynamics in a Group-Structured Computing Undergraduate Research Experience. In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research V.1 (ICER 2022), 2022

M. Ziv, L. Izhikevich, K. Ruth, K. Izhikevich, Z. Durumeric. ASdb: A System for Classifying Owners of Autonomous Systems. In ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2021.

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Lab Affiliations

Co-advised by Geoff Voelker and Stefan Savage at Sysnet. (December 2021 - Present)

Collaborating with Postdoc Grant Ho to detect reconnaissance activities on Active Directory accounts. (September 2022 - Present)

Collaborating with Liz Izhikevich on empirically studying the security risks of serverless storage in the cloud. (December 2021 - Present)

Collaborating with Prof. Christine Alvarado and Kyeling Ong on studying how under-represented minorities, women, and transfer students experience the CSE Early Research Scholars Program at UCSD. See ICER ‘22 publication above. (June 2021 - March 2022)

Collaborating with Prof. Niema Moshiri, Dr. Joel Wertheim, and PhD student Jonathan Pekar on the phylogenetics of early SARS-CoV-2 by simulating epidemics to determine how transmission dynamics affect the phylogenetic structure of SARS-CoV-2 and viral outbreaks more generally. See Science publication above. (August 2021 - February 2022)

Stanford Empirical Security Research Group. See IMC ‘21 publication above. (August 2020 - May 2021)



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About Me

I am a Master’s Student in Computer Science at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. I received my B.S. in Mathematics-Computer Science at UCSD from 2020-2022. My hobbies include reading, writing, dancing, feeding goats, hiking, swimming, and traveling. You can find my sister’s website here: Liz Izhikevich.