Yacin dancing at a wedding

I like to build algorithms to better understand network traffic, often in the context of improving security, ascertaining ownership of digital assets, or identifying abuse on the Internet. While completing my Ph.D. at Georgia Tech, I published academic papers in these or nearby spaces and used what I learned to provide analyses in less formal venues. When I find something particularly cool, I give workshops and online training courses. I’m happy to review technical material, too.

I’m a fervent advocate for fully-remote work and am curious about how to improve the remote experience from a management perspective. I am currently funemployed :). I occasionally volunteer as a Tech Instructor for Black Girls Code and am interested in other similar volunteer roles.

Foolhardily unleashed on this world by my American and Algerian-now-American parents, I was born and raised in middle-of-nowhere Michigan and ended up in DC by way of Chicago and Atlanta (AKA Stankonia). I’m also a cassette tape enthusiast, relentless city biker, bad soccer player, muay thai trainee, Daria superfan, and proud Ex-Muslim.