LCDI’s Student in the Spotlight for September


The LCDI’s Student in the Spotlight for September is David Paradise, as sophomore here at Champlain. From Swampscott, Massachusetts, David works as a Digital Forensic Research Assistant at LCDI, where he is involved in tool comparison and data recovery. To get to know him better, we asked him a few questions:

  • What would be your dream job after graduation?
    • ​I’m not exactly sure what sort of job I would want after graduation, possibly working for the government in some way.
  • ​What’s your favorite part about working at the Leahy Center?
    • The best part about working at the Leahy Center is that I get to test out all of the different forensics programs and get familiar with them way before we even touching them in a classroom environment, giving me some actual work experience.
  • Here’s the big debate: Mac or Windows?
    • Windows is definitely the operating system for me to go to. I’m simply more familiar with it but my goal is to get used to Linux.
  • What is your favorite thing to do outside of class and work?
    • My favorite thing to do in my free time is to hang out with my friends, whether it’s going downtown or playing some games.
  • What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your major?
    • The biggest challenge I’ve faced so far in my major is the sense of being overwhelmed by some of the information that you have to learn.
  • What’s your proudest moment?
    • Some of my proudest moments are when I can use my knowledge I’ve learned at the LCDI to easily answer a question in class.
  • What’s your favorite thing about your major?
    • The best thing about my major is that I’m getting to know more about computers in general so if I ever have any problems I can fix them myself instead of dealing with 3rd party people to fix something.
  • Where would you like to intern in the future?
    • Interning for the FBI or something along the lines of that would be awesome.
  • Is the forensic technology as advanced as television shows such as “CSI” portray?
    • If only it was that advanced, but that would make the job easy and boring.

Currently David is working on a Tool Comparison project and assisting on two other projects involving Network Interrogation and Tool and ZeitGeist Forensics.

More Research Projects
Destructed Data Forensics- Part 4
FAW Tool Review Part 3
Mobile App Analysis Part 2