Kurt Thomas is a research scientist working at Google on the Security and Anti-Abuse Research team. His recent work focuses on mitigating online hate and harassment, personalizing security to individual users, automatically preventing account hijacking, and leveraging black market threat intelligence. His research has been covered in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Bloomberg, and CNN. His work has been recognized by the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize, Facebook Internet Defense Prize, and multiple Distinguished Paper Awards from IEEE Security & Privacy, USENIX Security, and the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Kurt completed his PhD in computer science at UC Berkeley in 2013.