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 like tech, government, open source, virtual reality, information security, the maker movement, 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 some of the coolest stuff I’ve done.

I play dance games for fun and fitness — specifically on an In The Groove 2 (ITG) cabinet running StepMania 5. 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 are Dune (Frank Herbert), Ready Player One (Ernest Cline) (RP1 is not perfect but it holds a special place in my heart) and The Last Question/Answer (Isaac Asimov).

I can be reached via Twitter, and you can find me on most services as iananananan/ian5v or ianklatzco. I go to a lot of cons (games, anime, infosec) and am happy to meet up.