The promise of a supervisor willing to let him do his own thing was a strong lure for Jonathan.
His relationship with Engineering professor Dr. Howard Heys is part of the reason this up and coming academic chose to stay at Memorial for his Masters degree.
"Whenever I have some interesting result, I can walk down a flight of stairs, knock on my supervisor's door and show it to him right away. And I never need to wonder if he knows who I am."
Jonathan commits a large portion of his time to side channel analysis of cryptographic hardware but it's not the only thing at Memorial that keeps him busy.
When he's not finding new ways to break into computer hardware,
you can find Jonathan taking a turn on the dance floor with
Memorial's Ballroom and Latin Dance Club.
He's also the president of the Engineering Graduate Student Society and the lab manager for the Computer Engineering Research Labs.