Washington Garcia


University of Florida - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Computer Science

     Expected May 2023 (Current: Second Year)
     Advisor: Kevin Butler
     Focus: Security and Privacy of Machine Learning, Generative Modeling

Florida Atlantic University - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Computer Engineering

     Innovation Leadership Honors Program
     Member of Tau Beta Pi


     Programming Languages
          Python, Elixir, Java, C++, C, C#, Assembly
     Machine Learning Frameworks
          PyTorch, Tensorflow
     Foreign Language
          Spanish: Business proficiency

Publications & Pre–prints

  1. Washington Garcia, Joseph I. Choi, Suman K. Adari, Somesh Jha, and Kevin R. B. Butler, 2018. Explainable Black-Box Attacks Against Model-based Authentication. arXiv preprint arXiv:1810.00024.

  2. Oliver Nina, Washington Garcia, Scott Clouse, and Alper Yilmaz, 2018. MTLE: A Multitask Learning Encoder of Visual Feature Representations for Video and Movie Description. arXiv preprint arXiv:1809.07257.

  3. Paul Morris, Marcus McGuire, Washington Garcia, Nicolas Tutuianu, Shawn Martin, and Elan Barenholtz, 2017. Q-Learning in an Autonomous Rover. FAU Undergraduate Research Journal.

  4. Washington Garcia and Theophilus Benson, 2016. A First Look at Bugs in OpenStack. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Workshop on Cloud-Assisted Networking (CAN ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 67-72. DOI:


     Powerlifting (950lb. Total)
     Cycling (Road & MTB)
     Music (Piano, Saxophone)