Hi! I’m Ian Klatzco.

I’m currently a full-time undergraduate student at UIUC, studying computer engineering. I work with the Network Security Research Group under Michael Bailey as an undergraduate researcher.

I’m a head of SIGPwny, UIUC’s undergraduate security club. I’m working to build the club into a cohesive team this year. If you’re interested in lending a hand (whether via giving a talk at a meeting or other kinds of support) please get in touch.

Currently, I’m interested in voting machines, automated exploit generation, social network design (from cryptography primitives), and anti-abuse. In the past I’ve liked tech, government, open source, virtual reality, information security, and education. I care a lot about social justice and user privacy — whether my own or for entire systems. I’m a fan of the EFF and I like the work Cory Doctorow does.

My projects page has, well, my projects.

I play dance games for fun and fitness — specifically on an In The Groove 2 (ITG) cabinet running StepMania 5 that I maintain (with help). Our club, DDRIllini, runs a public tournament twice-yearly, in the spring and in the fall. If that’s something you do, you should consider coming!

I like science fiction. Some of my favorites include Accelerando (Charles Stross), Dune (Frank Herbert), Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) (it’s not perfect but it holds a special place in my heart) and Evidence, The Last Question, and The Last Answer (Isaac Asimov). Asimov has always inspired a wonder for what humanity can be.

My email is first initial last name AT gmail and you can find me on most services as iananananan/ian5v or ianklatzco.


The first and only time I’ve ever seen Ian angry was when someone mentioned SystemVerilog.