Ford Foundation

Michael Brennan works as at SecondMuse as a technologist and organizer for the global social impact technology projects Random Hacks of Kindness and The International Space Apps Challenge, among others.

Previously, Michael worked as a technologist for the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. He received a PhD in the Computer Science Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia where his studied surround stylometry (authorship recognition) and its applications in artificial intelligence and security. Michael specifically looked at methods of attacking stylometric systems, the potential threat authorship recognition poses to privacy and anonymity, and the mitigation of these threat through such attacks.