Katherine Izhikevich


I am a M.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

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.

Izhikevich, Katherine. “Quantum Computing Today.Journal of Youths in Science, vol. 11, no.1, 2020, pp. 23-25.

Izhikevich, Katherine. “Defying Physics: A Study of Ballet.Journal of Youths in Science, vol. 10, no.2, 2019, pp. 12-15.

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Under Submission

Pekar, Jonathan E.; Magee, Andrew; Parker, Edyth; Moshiri, Niema; Izhikevich, Katherine; Havens, Jennifer L.; Gangavarapu, Karthik; Malpica Serrano, Lorena M.; Crits-Christoph, Alexander; Matteson, Nathaniel L.; Zeller, Mark; Levy, Joshua I.; Wang, Jade C.; Hughes, Scott; Lee, Jungmin; Park, Heedo; Park, Man-Seong; Ching Zi Yan, Katherine; Tzer Pin Lin, Raymond; Mat Isa, Mohd Noor; Muhammad Noor, Yusuf; Vasylyeva, Tetyana I.; Garry, Robert F.; Holmes, Edward C.; Rambaut, Andrew; Suchard, Marc A.; Andersen, Kristian G.; Worobey, Michael; Wertheim, Joel O. (2022). SARS-CoV-2 emergence very likely resulted from at least two zoonotic events. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6291628

Lab Affiliations

Collaborating with Liz Izhikevich, Prof. Geoff Voelker, and Prof. Stefan Savage 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 (August 2021 - February 2022)

Stanford Empirical Security Research Group (August 2020 - May 2021)



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In the news

Notable High School Awards

Under my leadership (Section Editor 2018, Editor-in-Chief 2019, 2020) for the Journal of Youths in Science:

Other high school awards: AP Scholar Award (2018), AP Scholar with Distinction Award (2019, 2020)

Extracurriculars / Mentoring

About Me

I am a Masters student in Computer Science and Engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. I received my B.S. in Mathematics-Computer Science at UCSD from 2020-2022. I graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 2020. My hobbies include reading, writing, dancing, feeding goats, hiking, swimming, and traveling. I also occasionally star in parody music videos. You can find my sister’s, Liz Izhikevich, website here.