Hoàng Nguyên Phong

PhD Candidate

Stony Brook University

Welcome to my homepage

Thank you for visiting my site. I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science, The State University of New York at Stony Brook under the supervision of Professor Michalis Polychronakis. Currently, I am also working as a visiting research fellow at the Citizen Lab, University of Toronto, with a focus on Internet censorship measurement.

My research interests encompass security and privacy with an emphasis on online privacy, anonymity, and Internet measurement. In particular, I am interested in conducting network measurements to gain insight into privacy-enhancing technologies, such as relay networks (e.g., Tor, the Invisible Internet Project - I2P, VPNs) and domain name encryption protocols (e.g., DoTH, and ESNI).


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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