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, working with Professor Michalis Polychronakis. Currently, I am also an Open Technology Fund fellow at The Citizen Lab, University of Toronto, focusing on Internet censorship measurement. During my PhD, I was lucky to be part of Professor Phillipa Gill’s networking research group at The 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 NP Hoang, an abbreviation of Nguyen Phong 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 Japanese (I spent the best six years of my youth in Japan).