Paul Hankes Drielsma 

Dad, Wanna-be Author, Software Engineer @ Facebook

Views expressed here are entirely my own and do not reflect those of my employer.

Brief Bio

I joined Facebook in 2012 as an iOS engineer on the mobile timeline team. I wear several hats here at Facebook. One of the ones I enjoy most is in my involvement in the Facebook University program, so if you're a rising sophomore looking for an exciting internship opportunity, please get in touch!

I was previously at Apple's Pittsburgh office, where I worked on the iWork productivity suite for iPad. I also co-taught the class at "Developing iPad Applications for Visualization and Insight" at CMU. That was a blast, and it remains one of the projects I'm most proud of.

In a previous life, I was an academic.  I joined the Mobile Commerce Lab at Carnegie Mellon University as a post-doc in June of 2007 after completing my Ph.D. in the Information Security group of ETH Zurich.  Previously, I attended Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.  For my full bio, please take a look at my CV.



My research focused on security and privacy, especially in the area of location privacy.  I am the project leader and one of the lead developers of Locaccino, an application for social location sharing with fine-grained privacy controls.  Locaccino is part of the "User-Controllable Security and Privacy" project, supported in part by the NSF.


I no longer have occasion to publish actively, as I've moved from a research role to an engineering one, but here are a few publications from back in the day.


In my spare time, I enjoy photography, and some of my more recent photos can be viewed here and here.

I was also, once upon a time, an amateur actor.