William Stone

Information and Intelligent Security Lab
Graduate Research Assistant


About Me

Hi, my name is William Stone and I am currently working towards my Master of Science in Computer Science at Kennesaw State University. I started at KSU in 2017, completing courses towards the Graduate Certificate in C.S. Foundations before deciding to continue on to the Masters program. I entered into my studies primarily interested in AI and ML, but I am now working to find ways to apply those techniques to cybersecurity topics. While at KSU I've worked on projects such as extending the Gale-Shapley algorithm to a multi-variable problem attempting to give equal opportunity to both groups, studying the application of a novel programming language written by one of the University's professors which was compiled and tested on an Arduino development kit, and creating a healthcare-focused Android application employing features like Firebase real-time database managment, bluetooth, and GPS. During my undergraduate studies, most of my projects were hardware-focused with an emphasis on signal processing.
Since completing my B.S. I've worked as a quality assurance analyst in the food and beverage industry. In my free time I enjoy catching up and online gaming with friends. I am an automotovie enthusiast, though my imagination often exceeds my mechanical abilities. I also enjoy cooking, physical conditioning, learning new languages, and more recently hiking and getting outdoors.


M.S. Computer Science 2017-Present
Thesis track (topic TBD)
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia

B.S. Biomedical Engineering 2008-2013
Minor: Economics
Mercer University
Macon, Georgia

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Malware Detection, Secure Computing, Data Privacy, Graph Theory, Graph Databases and Social Networks, Game Theory, Econometrics

Projects and Publications

  • Machine learning application for encrypted malware detection