28C3 - Version 2.3.5

28th Chaos Communication Congress
Behind Enemy Lines

Michael Brennan

PhD Candidate, Privacy Security and Automation Lab, Drexel University.

I am a PhD candidate in the Computer Science Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

I am currently working with my advisor Rachel Greenstadt in the Privacy, Securlty and Automation Lab (PSAL). Currently we are working on stylometry (authorship recognition) and it's applications in artificial intelligence and security. We are specifically looking at methods of attacking stylometric systems, the potential threat authorship recognition poses to privacy and anonymity, and the mitigation of this threat through such attacks. We are also working on using AI to automatically replicate peer-reviewed trust metrics, such as the comment rating systems found on popular websites like Slashdot and YouTube. I have also worked with Frank Lee on experimental educational gaming.


m at mbrennan dot net