Marilu Duque is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor -- School of Information (UMSI) where she successfully defended her thesis focused on local government cybersecurity threats to earn her M.S. in Information. Currently, she is a Technical (IT/Security) Intern at Synopsys. Previously, she was a Graduate Student Instructor at UM, Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst Intern (ICS) at FireEye, iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) Research Fellow, Naval Research Enterprise Intern (NREIP) at the United States Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, and U.S. Department of State’s Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) eIntern. Her work is centered between the nexus of national security, cybersecurity, machine learning (ML), and research in order to create actionable data that will help shape the next generation of researchers, technologists, and policymakers.
Research Interests: Computational Social Sciences, Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Cyber Warfare, Defense, Ethics, Extremism Studies, Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), Machine Learning, National Security, Natural Language Processing, Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), Propaganda, Tech Governance & Policy
Personal Interests: Weightlifting, Kayaking, Mentoring Others, Lockpicking, Listening to 70/80s Music, Watching 80s/90s Movies, Taking Online Courses, Medieval History, and Learning Russian.