Nguyen Phong Hoang

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Chicago

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Thank you for visiting my homepage. I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago, working with Professor Nick Feamster.

I am currently on the academic job market. For the ready reference of the Recruiting Committee, if you are accessing my homepage from the network (i.e., Autonomous System) of the Institution where I am applying, you can also view my Research, Teaching, and Diversity Statements .

I earned my PhD from The State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2021 under the supervision of Professor Michalis Polychronakis. During my PhD, I was also an Open Technology Fund fellow at The Citizen Lab, University of Toronto, and the networking research group of Professor Phillipa Gill at University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

My research interests are in the general areas of network security, online privacy, and Internet measurement. Specifically, by designing new systems and techniques to collect large-scale and longitudinal datasets, my research aims to improve the security of networked systems and reinforce the privacy of our online communications. Recently, this research goal has led me to focus on designing novel methods to (1) monitor information controls at scale by building systems for global and longitudinal measurements, and (2) evaluate and improve the effectiveness of domain name encryption protocols which have been proposed to enhance user privacy, e.g., DNS over HTTPS, and Encrypted Client Hello in TLS.

While I have been writing and publishing research papers under the name Nguyen Phong Hoang (abbrv NP Hoang), my Vietnamese name is Hoàng Nguyên Phong. My family name is Hoàng, and my given name is Nguyên Phong. So I prefer to be called Phong or フォン if you speak 日本語 (I spent the best six years of my youth in Japan).


How Great is the Great Firewall? Measuring China's DNS Censorship
Assessing the Privacy Benefits of Domain Name Encryption
ICLab: A Global, Longitudinal Internet Censorship Measurement Platform


"Assessing the Privacy Benefits of Domain Name Encryption" presented at Internet Engineering Task Force 110 Meeting

We are grateful to Dr. Mirja Kühlewind and Dr. Dave Plonka for giving us a chance to present our work on Assessing the Privacy Benefits …

"K-resolver" presented at NDSS MADWeb 2020

We are happy to have our paper entitled “K-resolver: Towards Decentralizing Encrypted DNS Resolution” accepted at NDSS …

An Empirical Study of the I2P Anonymity Network and its Censorship Resistance

In this blog post, we summarize the outcomes of our project entitled “An Empirical Study of the I2P Anonymity Network and its …

Cloud-based Censorship Resistant I2P Reseeding

From early March until April, 2019, we conducted measurements from 1.7K network locations located in 164 countries to examine the …

Guidelines to set up an I2P reseed server over Cloudflare

Based on the original definition from I2P homapage, a reseed server consists of a Java I2P router, an HTTPS web server, and some …

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