In 2012, I graduated with an MEng in Computing from Imperial College London. My interests at the time roughly lay in logic, network security and bioengineering: my dissertation involved the application of proxy re-encryption to social networks, and my favourite course involved the application of machine learning concepts to interpret neural signals from monkeys. Since 2012, I have been working at Netcraft, an internet security company in Bath.

At Netcraft, I have worked on a wide range of projects, including anti-phishing software, email security solutions and penetration testing. Most of the code I have written in recent years has been in Perl, although I've occasionally had reason to use Javascript and PHP as well.

In a more general sense I am very interested in online privacy, from technical, social and economic perspectives.

I've run a number of small websites and projects online over the last few years. Of these, the two that are generally the most liked (despite definitely not being the most polished) are The Daily Aww, a website that sends you one photo from r/aww every day, and Brother Francis, an interface to a receipt printer that lives in my living room.

Other Projects

For everything else, there's my projects site. Most interesting at the moment is probably my 2016 visit to the catacomb saints of Germany and Austria.


If you would like to get in touch about my projects, writing, or anything else, my email address is I can also be found at Twitter, as @ferozsalam.