My name is Krista Grothoff, and this site is pretty much perpetually under construction.
I’m a computer geek/code monkey, occasional tech writer, linguist, researcher, and constant troublemaker who lives in scenic Munich, Germany with her evil German husband, Christian, and our amazing little boy. I spend most of my time trying to avoid ever returning to Southern California, even for money.
I am currently a researcher in the Faculty of Informatics at the Technische Universität München under the Chair for IT Security. My primary research revolves around distributed private negotiations, but other research interests are in privacy and censorship issues, anonymity, and steganography. I was a guest researcher at Fraunhofer AISEC (formerly Fraunhofer SIT-Munich) from 2009-2011, and I was a member of CERIAS (Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security) at Purdue from 2000 to 2005. I also worked as a research assistant both with the Purdue CS Secure Software Systems Lab on the OVM project and with the Purdue Sign Language Linguistics Lab on automatic recognition of American Sign Language (ASL).
If you’re looking for enlightenment, well… you’re in the wrong place