I currently live in NYC and work at NYU Law School. At NYU, I’m a research scholar at the Guarini Institute for Global Law and Tech, a fellow at the Information Law Institute, and I co-teach a seminar on global tech law as an adjunct. Outside of the law school, I do some contract work helping with large-scale data collection and analytics, and a little bit of angel investing.

I worked in tech for about a decade. I was a tech lead at Sidewalk Labs from 2017 - 2019, where I worked on data security, privacy, and “smart” street grids. I was director of product engineering at Braze in 2016 and 2017. I was a software engineer at Dropbox from 2011 - 2015. I focused mostly on making large-scale data analytics accessible to non-engineers, and also spent time on security incident response, prototyping, internal tools, and sales and support automation.

From 2009-2011 I did research in distributed robotics at MIT CSAIL, where I designed and built heterogeneous robot swarms to prove feasibility of automated distributed construction of large structures. In 2020, I returned briefly to write my Master’s thesis, demonstrating a novel approach to homomorphically encrypted biometric recognition.

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email: d@vidste.in