About Me

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I currently work as a Software Quality Assurance Analyst at HRdownloads in London, Ontario, Canada. I ensure the quality of the HR software solutions we provide to business leaders and human resources professionals.

I completed a MESc in Software Engineering at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. My research group was Whisper Lab, a cyber security group headed by Aleksander Essex in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I researched Transport Layer Security (TLS) implementations -- hundreds of millions of them! Read my thesis here.

I presented at NDSS 2017. Read the paper here!
K. Dorey, N. Chang-Fong, and A. Essex, “Indiscreet Logs: Diffie-Hellman Backdoors in TLS,” in Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2017.


2017: Master of Engineering Science (M.E.Sc.), Software Engineering
2014: Bachelor of Engineering Science (B.E.Sc.), Chemical Engineering with distinction, Western Scholars

Awards and Scholarships

2017: Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research
2016: Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2015: NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGSM); Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2014: Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology; The Accolade Consulting Group Inc. Award
2013: Phillip Nakahara MacLachlan Memorial Award; NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
2012: Western Engineering Student Research Award
2011: Lynn Fordham Award in Science and Engineering; Wescast Industries Continuous Learning Award
2011 to 2014: Dean’s Honour List, Western University
2010 to 2014: Queen Elizabeth Aiming for the Top Scholarship, Continuing; Western Scholars

Full list of awards available upon request.