Josh is Crest’s data scientist, specialising in quantitative research and data analysis.
With a background in computer science and an MSc in Crime Science, Josh seeks to better inform decision-making through uncovering evidence in data. Josh is currently a PhD student in the Department of Security and Crime Science at UCL where he is concentrating on emerging crime types from a computational perspective, with a focus on cryptocurrency fraud.
In his spare time Josh enjoys reading, cooking, and writing.
Published one of the first papers outlining cryptocurrency pump-and-dump schemes, highlighting the issue and proposing a computational method for detection.
Presented a selection of his research as a talk given at a Crypto Fraud Sandpit to people in industry, policy, and law enforcement.
Is authoring a forthcoming book chapter on cryptocurrency fraud, detailing the current state of the ecosystem and how it may develop.