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Phillipa Gill Receives NSF Grant to Investigate Cyber-Censorship

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Phillipa Gill
Phillipa Gill

Stony Brook’s Phillipa Gill is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to develop tools and theory towards a science of resistance to cyber-censorship.

Gill has been awarded $77,000 as principal investigator of a project aimed at characterizing and modeling censorship activities ranging from blocked search results to interference with international network traffic.

Her award is one of 310 new NSF grants to researchers under the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program, intended to advance technical and social science solutions to cybersecurity challenges and bolster cybersecurity education. In the past,  NSF investments in basic research have resulted in innovative ways to secure information and privacy on the web and have led to algorithms that form the basis for electronic commerce, software security bug detection, spam filtering, and much more. A full list of active SaTC awards can be found at: http://1.usa.gov/1FJ4eUY.

Dr. Gill is assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. Her research focuses on network measurement and characterization, using novel network measurement techniques, data analysis and ideas from economics to improve security and reliability of networks.

Shel received the Best Paper Award: Internet Measurement Conference 2013 for her paper “Follow the Money: Understanding Economics of Online Aggregation and Advertising;” Best Presentation Award: IBM Workshop for Frontiers of Cloud Computing 2011 for her presentation “Understanding Network Failures in Data Centers: Measurement, Analysis, and Implications;” Best Paper Award: Passive and Active Measurement Conference 2008 for her paper “The Flattening Internet Topology: Natural Evolution, Unsightly Barnacles or Contrived Collapse.”

 

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