Juliana Furgala

Juliana Furgala is an associate staff member in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group. Currently, she is researching secure and recoverable satellite systems. Interested in the pursuit of technology built with security in mind, she aims to develop lasting technology that can stand the test of adversaries, not just the test of time.

To lower the barrier of entry into the security field, she has also been involved in a variety of academic and outreach efforts. One such activity was cofounding JumboSec, a student organization at Tufts University dedicated to hands-on cybersecurity exploration and bridging the gap between academia and the professional environment.

Juliana is currently working towards her Master’s degree in cybersecurity through the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her BS degree in computer science in 2019 from Tufts University, graduating summa cum laude. She also minored in history with a focus on global premodern women’s history. In 2018, she interned at the MITRE Corporation, where she began her journey of studying satellites. While there, she developed technology to enable GPS receivers to directly communicate satellite information with each other without needing further satellite access, assuming that one receiver has prior data stored.

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