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 support human rights investigations at scale via Atlos. My work is made possible by National Geographic, the Brown Institute, and Microsoft.
- I maintain a number of open source projects, including Shynet and a17t.
- At Stanford, I teach CS 106S (Coding for Social Good), I research trust & safety at the Stanford Internet Observatory, and I co-direct the Stanford Security Clinic.
I worked on election security at CISA/DHS, privacy engineering at Apple, trust and safety at the Stanford Internet Observatory, AI policy in collaboration with OpenAI and 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’ve also spoken at a few conferences, including DEF CON and RightsCon.
AI image generators threaten child safety investigationsI believe that generative AI, developed and deployed thoughtfully, has the opportunity to profoundly reshape the world for the better.
When your classmates threaten you with felony chargesA few weeks ago, I was part of a talk at DEF CON 31 called The Hackers, The Lawyers, and the Defense Fund.