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Austin Byers

Software Engineer | CSIRT
San Francisco Bay Area
I joined Airbnb in 2016 as a software engineer on the security team. Since then, I've been working on Airbnb's encryption services and incident response tools, including Cipher and the open-source StreamAlert project, respectively.

Prior to my professional work, I was the University of Chicago's first graduate student to study computer security. My research focused on building a foundation for client-side web transparency by automatically classifying JavaScript changes according to the scope of their impact (comparing ASTs).

My interests include cryptography, machine learning, data analysis and visualization, distributed systems, Python, and of course security. Also music (singing bass, playing trumpet or piano), hiking, and cats!