Women in MIDS Coffee Meetup: Can You Protect Your Health Data?
A Q&A with Nick Weaver on women’s options to keep control over their reproductive health decisions in post–Roe vs. Wade America
Non-binary, transgender, and male allies are welcome
Join us for a deep dive into what happens to your data online. Is there a way to hide yourself when seeking women’s healthcare like an abortion?
Nick Weaver will join us to answer your questions. He is one of the most knowledgeable people in the space of Internet and computer security.
This meeting will be open ended and might go beyond our usual 60 minutes. We will not discuss pro vs. anti choice. This conversation will be about options women and their allies have to protect themselves in the face of anti-choice laws.
Women in MIDS hosts a bi-weekly Coffee Meetup Series. Typically meetups have 30 minutes dedicated to speakers, industry-relevant videos, and other activities to empower Women in Data Science, with the remaining 30 minutes open for discussions.
Nicholas Weaver received a B.A. in astrophysics and computer science in 1995 and a Ph.D. in computer science in 2003, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Although his dissertation was on novel FPGA architectures, he also was highly interested in computer security, including postulating the possibility of very fast computer worms in 2001.
In 2003, he joined ICSI, first as a postdoc and then as a staff researcher. His primary research focus is on network security, notably worms, botnets, and other internet-scale attacks, and network measurement. Other areas have included both hardware acceleration and software parallelization of network intrusion detection, defenses for DNS resolvers, and tools for detecting ISP-introduced manipulations of a user's network connection.
Until 2022 he was also a lecturer in the Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley. He is now the CEO of Skerry Technologies.