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Hoàng Nguyên Phong

PhD Candidate

Stony Brook University

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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 encompasses security and privacy with an emphasis on online privacy, anonymity, and Internet censorship. In particular, I am interested in conducting network measurements to gain insight into anonymous networks (e.g., Tor, I2P) and privacy-enhancing technologies (e.g., proxy, VPN, DNS over HTTPS/TLS, ESNI).

Posts

"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 …

ICLab paper got accepted to The 41st IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

Our paper titled: ICLab: A Global, Longitudinal Internet Censorship Measurement Platform recently got accepted to the IEEE Security and …

Publications

Assessing the Privacy Benefits of Domain Name Encryption

As Internet users have become more savvy about the potential for their Internet communication to be observed, the use of network …

The Web is Still Small After More Than a Decade

Understanding web co-location is essential for various reasons. For instance, it can help one to assess the collateral damage that …

K-resolver: Towards Decentralizing Encrypted DNS Resolution

Centralized DNS over HTTPS/TLS (DoH/DoT) resolution , which has started being deployed by major hosting providers and web browsers, has …

Measuring I2P Censorship at a Global Scale

The prevalence of Internet censorship has prompted the creation of several measurement platforms for monitoring filtering activities. …

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