ethereality, noun: the quality of being ethereal

ethereal, adj: unreal, tenuous, extremely delicate

Welcome to ethereality! I'm Kestrel Williams-King 1, Ph.D student at Brown University, studying computer security and advised by Vasileios Kemerlis. I go by ethereal online.

I previously studied at the University of Calgary and graduated with a BSc Honours in Computer Science and a minor in Pure Mathematics. I also studied at the University of British Columbia as a master's student in the computer science department, advised by Bill Aiello.

You can view my full CV if you'd like.

My interests are varied; within computer science, they concentrate on low-level systems programming (operating system development, malware security, etc), algorithms, and programming languages. Outside of computer science, I enjoy cryptography, proof theory, philosophy, reading fiction, writing fiction, and talking about things with other people. Send me an email if you like any of those as well! Or even if you don't. I'm sure we'll have something to talk about.

You can contact me at my personal email address or my academic email address. Also, you can find me on GitHub, or if you'd prefer, GitLab.

(I also run my own git server, because I'm a strong believer in people having freedom of choice.)

My GPG key fingerprint is 7EDC 6B6A CDD2 3974 2A38 A7BE 8126 6D74 3F9D 1476. Please feel free to use it when communicating with me.

Happy hacking!

  1. My legal name is Kent Williams-King, but I prefer to go by Kestrel.