Engineering, Staff Software, and Google Information Security
ID: 739739 Indiana, USA
While at Google, Expert was responsible for managing a team of engineers conducting security research and developing mitigations on Google’s most critical infrastructure. While in this role, he found and fixed hundreds of “root-in-prod” vulnerabilities (Google’s most severe class). Additionally, Expert worked for Google X Labs, where he wrote robotics software, wrote and optimized systems for solving particular NP-complete scheduling problems, and led his team to build an intuitive graph model for expressing and transforming said problems.
Before this role, Expert was a Software Engineer with Google, where he was one of two developers to create "YouTube Blur Faces," a privacy tool that allows creators to easily blur faces in videos they upload. He built and distributed the processing pipeline that analyzes videos using facial similarity and pixel motion data to match faces between frames.
Expert also founded a company in January 2023 with the goal of building a better terminal for teams and developers. The mission was to enable clients and users to access their computers from anywhere, collaborate seamlessly with multiple users in real time, and enjoy advanced features like visual autocomplete and AI integration -- all in browser. It was funded by a Y Combinator, and Expert sold his stake in June 2023.
Areas of Expertise:
● Software security
● Software engineering
● Vulnerability assessment
● Risk assessment
● Security research
● Threat modelling
● Insider risk
|Year: 2016||Degree: BSE||Subject: Computer Science Engineering||Institution: University of Michigan|
|Years: 2023 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Head of Engineering||Department:|
Responsibilities:In his role as Head of Engineering, Expert is responsible for offering secure password-less authentication services to government contractors and defense agencies.
He is also responsible for all software development and engineering, including software design and ensuring strong security for customers.
|Years: 2023 to 2023||Employer: (Undisclosed)||Title: Founder, President, and CTO||Department:|
Responsibilities:Expert co-founded a company to build a better terminal. He served the company as President and CTO. The company was sold in 2023.
|Years: 2019 to 2023||Employer: Google||Title: Staff Software Engineer||Department: Security & Privacy|
Responsibilities:- Tech Lead/Manager, ISE-RIP (Information Security Engineering)
- Managed team of 8 engineers conducting security research and developing mitigations on Google’s most critical infrastructure
- Found and fixed hundreds of “root-in-prod” vulnerabilities, Google’s most severe class.
- Most work is non-public, but some of team’s public work includes: first Spectre-in-the-Browser exploit, SockPuppet iOS kernel vulnerability
- Developed and maintained the Atheris Python fuzzer, a package with >10k monthly downloads that has found >400 bugs in Python software.
- Built tools to scan Google systems for particular vulnerabilities, allowing quick detection and mitigation.
- Represented Google at security events.
|Years: 2018 to 2019||Employer: Google X Labs||Title: Senior Software Engineer||Department: Intrinsic.ai|
Responsibilities:- Wrote robotics software, primarily in C++.
- Wrote & optimized system for solving particular NP-complete scheduling problems.
- Led team to build an intuitive graph model for expressing and transforming said problems.
|Years: 2016 to 2018||Employer: Google||Title: Software Engineer||Department: Security & Privacy|
Responsibilities:- One of two developers for a privacy tool that allows creators to easily blur faces in videos they upload.
- Built distributed processing pipeline that analyzes videos using facial similarity and pixel motion data to match faces between frames.
- Conducted privacy reviews for hundreds of new project launches.
|Years: 2015 to 2015||Employer: Facebook||Title: Software Engineer Intern||Department: Oculus|
Responsibilities:Developed software for the Gear VR (virtual reality) headset.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has 2 publications.|
Fields of Expertise
application security, commercial security, computer network security, cyber security, communications security, Data Security, electronic security, information technology security, information security, information security management, internet security, Email security, security assessment, security and compliance, security risk assessment, software security system, Access software, application software, application software design, client/server database access software, computer engineering software, computer software, concurrent software, concurrent software engineering, software engineering, software engineering benchmarking, software engineering systems design, Software Development, software development methodology, hacking, data privacy, Digital Privacy, Internet Privacy, internet crime, Internet, internet abuse, internet fraud, Internet infrastructure, internet technology, computer technology