Austen Barker


Austen is a PhD candidate in the SSRC working under Professor Darrell Long. Before entering the doctoral program, he worked as an undergraduate researcher in the SSRC from Fall 2016 to Spring 2017. His research interests include security, systems, steganography, and kernel development.

His current research project is Artifice. A truly deniable steganographic file system that hides data within the free space of an existing file system.


Austen Barker, Yash Gupta, Sabrina Au, Eugene Chou, Ethan L. Miller, Darrell D. E. Long, "Artifice: Data in Disguise", Proceeding of the Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST '20), October 2020.
Austen Barker, Staunton Sample, Yash Gupta, Ana McTaggart, Ethan L. Miller, Darrell D. E. Long, "Artifice: A Deniable Steganographic File System", Proceedings of the 9th USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI '19), August 2019.