R. Miles McCain

New York & Palo Alto

I want to make the world more secure, transparent, and safe. I’m a student at Stanford, where I study Symbolic Systems and Computer Science.



I’ve worked on election security at CISA/DHS, privacy engineering at Apple, trust and safety at the Stanford Internet Observatory, cyber policy for a 2020 presidential campaign, tech policy with the Cornell Tech Policy Institute, and digital infrastructure with some newsrooms.

My projects, research, and commentary have appeared in several outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, NBC News, TIME, Foreign Affairs, Brookings TechStream, the Nightly News with Lester Holt, and elsewhere.

I’m an alum of the Recurse Center, I’ve co-authored some papers, I have an app, and I teach CS 106S. I’ve enjoyed good music, good trouble, and good design. For more information, check out my portfolio.


You can email me at [email protected]. I’m on GitHub, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the orange website. Need help with one of my open source projects? Stop by my office hours.

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