Hello! I'm an independent computer science researcher currently located in NYC. I mostly collaborate with Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy and the Princeton Web Transparency and Accountability Project. My research focuses on user privacy, data and algorithmic transparency, and the Internet of Things.
Previously I was a software engineer on the Google privacy team, where I advised product teams on privacy-conscious development and developed infrastructure to better protect user data. I received my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Princeton University, where I concentrated in Technology Policy.
Have an interesting project you want help exploring? Need someone to give a technical tutorial for non-technical people? Just want to chat? If you'd like to [hire me]/[yell at me]/[talk to me], you can email me at email@example.com, visit me on twitter, or check out my github.
We've developed a Perceptual Ad Highlighter that relies on visual cues to discover ads. This was a proof of concept for a new paper in which we talk about the future of adblocking. Code available on github.
I took a dive into the world of A/B testing/experimentation on the web, which you can read about on this Freedom-to-Tinker post. A later look examined how news publishers experiment with news headlines, sometimes with an editorial bent.
(Full list at Google Scholar)