Milo Trujillo (he/him) is a PhD student in the Joint Lab and BagLab of the Complex Systems Center at the University of Vermont, a graduate student affiliate with Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, a researcher with the Media Landscape Lab and Reddit Bandits research group, and a data scientist at Distributed Denial of Secrets. He aims to integrate research and fighting for social change, and proudly wears the titles of “scientist”, “engineer”, “activist”, and “hacker”. His current research focuses on intentional community design and information flow in networks. This encompasses topics including cybernetics, censorship and propaganda, social effects of types of anonymity, distributed systems, and cross-network dynamics.
Milo was previously a graduate computer and social scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where his research focused on network science and social networks. He applied some of this research as a systems designer with The Pursuance Project. As an undergraduate Milo concentrated on surveillance and security, and co-taught an introductory course for RPISEC, RPI’s computer security club, for three semesters. During this period he founded the Daylighting Society to collaborate on privacy, surveillance, and security work.