Hey!

My name is Tom Auger and I’m a Senior Software engineer at Cyacomb.

I’m working on building Cyacomb Safety, a first line of defence to prevent harmful and illegal content being distributed on social media and end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms.

My technical interests are in applied cryptography, security engineering, machine learning, and trying to combine and connect these areas!

Outside of work I’m a cycling fanatic always looking for the next challenging hill or mountain to climb 🚲⛰.

Résumé

Sep 2021 - Present
Senior Software Engineer at Cyacomb building Cyacomb Safety, a first line of defence to prevent harmful and illegal content being distributed on social media and end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms.

Sep 2020 - Aug 2021
MSc student in Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh. Focused on the intersection of computer security and machine learning. Dissertation title: Anonymizing Network Traffic Datasets for Network Intrusion Detection. Passed with Distinction

Oct 2018 - Sep 2020
Software Engineer at Mathworks, Cambridge where I enhanced the performance of Parallel Build and extended compiler support to the Build Process within the Simulink Code Generation group.

Oct 2015 - Oct 2018
Software Engineer at Gas Management Services Ltd, Cambridge where I built an AS4 communications system and developed web apps for managing gas portfolios.

2012 - 2015
BSc in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. Favourite courses: Logic and Set Theory, Probability and Measure, Number Theory, Algebraic Topology.

Code

All the code on this website is in the public domain. If you spot any errors, or have comments or questions, please send me an email.

My open source projects are on GitHub. All contributions are welcome!


“You can’t be normal and expect abnormal returns.” - Jeffrey Pfeffer