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Hi! I'm Jake Ginesin, and I love space.

I'm an undergraduate at Northeastern University pursuing a double major in computer science and mathematics. I'm currently employed as a researcher working in Northeastern's Network and Distributed Systems Security Lab where I employ formal methods to analyze internet protocol. Below are a few of my (non-space) interests, and can serve as conversation starters if you'd like:

Security. All kinds of it: operational, physical, threat intel, cloud-native, etc.
Privacy-enhancing technologies. Cryptography, differential privacy.
Urbanism. Public transportation, urban planning.
Geopolitics and national security; mostly Europe, Russia, and China.
Fitness. Endurance and strength training.
Reading. Sci-fi, high fantasy, history, biography.

• Github @JakeGinesin
• LinkedIn @jakeginesin
• Instagram @jakeginesin
• Reddit @jakeginesin

I am generally uninterested in social media and don't post often on any.


Send mail to ginesin (dot) j (at) northeastern (dot) edu or hello (at) jakegines (dot) in. Should you need it, my PGP key:
3AF2 53AF 100D 4724 EB77 603A 2AB0 3833 F8E6 971C


If you're interested in hiring me—here's my résumé


I often get asked about my computing setup, so I created this section to link it whenever.

Main computer: Ryzen 7 5800x, RTX 3070, 128GB RAM, 1TB SSD. My main future-proof desktop PC. Currently dual booting Windows 10 (w/ my games), and Arch Linux. Shoutout to Amazon for accidentially sending me an extra 64gb of ram, lmao.

Main Laptop: x1 Carbon Gen 6 Thinkpad - i7 8550U, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD. Dual booting Arch Linux and Windows 10. My main computer for doing work.

Alternate Laptop: x220 Thinkpad - i5 2430M, 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD. Tri-booting Arch Linux, Linux Mint, and Ubuntu. For if my main laptop is out of commission.

Keyboard: Custom 65% build with Kailh box jades.

Phone: I'm currently using a Unihertz Jelly 2. I also have a Galaxy S8 with my social medias.

Audio: Galaxy Buds, LETSHUOER S12

I run a highly configured Arch Linux build on my x1 carbon. My configuration files (and pictures!) are located in this Github repository
$ zf --terminal --user
OS:              Arch Linux
KERNEL:          5.19.1-arch2-1
SHELL:           zsh
EDITOR:          nvim