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I am a British security researcher, currently a PhD student and RA at Lancaster University. My area is what has sometimes been called 'security informatics' -- essentially, data science as applied to privacy and security problems. I mostly work with open data. I have worked on projects tackling the distribution of child abuse material, problems in online identity resolution and most recently I am working on the DAPM project, developing methods to detect and prevent mass-market fraud campaigns.

Those wishing to see some of my academic or programming output, such as it is, can find it on the projects page.

I keep a record of books I have read under book reviews.

Those strange few looking for some personal commentary can find it under notes.

Despite having studied social media academically, I don't use very much of it myself. I use a pseudonym, but my identity is trivially resolvable -- it's more of a pen-name.

Email Address
m.edwards7 at lancaster.ac.uk
IRC
I am Betawolf in #lesswrong on Freenode
Github
Betawolf
Goodreads
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Reddit
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