ABOUT THE TEAM
Damon McCoy is an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. He received his Ph.D., MS, and BS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. McCoy is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, former CRA/CCC Computer Innovation Fellow, IEEE Security and Privacy best practical paper award, and ACM MobiSys best paper award.
Laura Edelson is a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. Laura studies online political communication and develops methods to identify inauthentic content and activity. Her research has powered reporting on social media ad spending in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Atlantic. Prior to her current time in academia, Laura was a software engineer for Palantir and Factset. During her time in industry, her work focused on applied machine learning and big data.
Divam is a software engineer with a passion for democratizing data. In his former position as the principal engineer at the Center for Policing Equity, he increased data analysis speed tenfold. He was also a tech lead and engineer at Google on a variety of projects including News, Ads, and Cloud. Divam holds a Masters in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo where his two research projects focused on improving Tor’s censorship resilience and inferring programmer intent from code.
Paul Duke is a Software Engineer. They received their Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Georgia. Paul previously worked as a Software Engineer at Google, and was fired after organizing for workers’ right to know what they are working on and how their work is being used, as well as advocating for improved working conditions for temps, vendors, and contractors.