Sam King

Computer Science @ UC Davis

Overview information

In general, I'm interested in research on computer security. I tend to apply techniques from a wide range of areas within computer science (operating systems, architecture, machine learning) in order to solve security problems.

I spent four years in industry with two of them as the Head of Accounts at Twitter and two as Head of Fraud and Identity at Lyft, but now I'm back in academia at UC Davis. If you're interested, I wrote a blog post that talks about some of the lessons learned from my time in industry. I also wrote a blog post about why I moved from academia to industry and back.

Currently, I'm working on digital identities, fraud, fake accounts, and robot security. My Research page shows a nice summary of some of my past projects, and my Publications page shows a full list of my publications.

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