Joshua Steier is a senior majoring in Mathematics with minors in Computer Science and Physics. This summer he worked in New York City as an intern within the United States Department of Justice. While there, he created various programs that automated the IP lookup process to assist with identifying location information. He analyzed malware and learned about cryptography to understand hashing algorithms, which assist in computer forensics.
During his internship, Joshua had the opportunity to learn more about the intelligence community and criminal profiling. "I enjoy investigating and learning new things, so I make it a personal goal to learn at least one new thing every day." One of his projects was to organize telephone records based on frequency of incoming and outgoing calls. He utilized forensic tools for victim identification and gathered intelligence using various databases. "I learned a lot about computer forensics, bash scripting, and the trial process."
At Seton Hall, Joshua has served as the Vice President of the Data Science Club and he is now primarily in charge of recruitment and delegating research duties to club members. He is also the lead instructor for a self-defense group on campus, where he teaches Krav Maga, a military self-defense technique. Joshua also participates in several research groups on campus. "I performed Crime Sequencing with the South Orange Police Department, which was a statistical analysis of crime sprees in the South Orange area."