Ethics Feedback Panel for Networking and Security. Participating in a multi-disciplinary group that aims to provide feedback on ethical issues faced in network measurement/computer security studies. Particularly, I am working to help define/establish best practices for Internet censorship research where risks can be unclear and highly variable. This relates to our ICLab project that is working to manage these issues.
Citizen Lab Summer Institute 2014. (Workshop at the Citizen Lab, Toronto, Canada. July 2014). Presented ICLab: A Platform for Measuring Online Information Controls on a panel at a multi-day interdisciplinary workshop focused on measuring online information controls.
NSF SaTC CyberSpace 2025 Workshop. (Workshop in Washington, DC. Apr. 2014). Presented Security for the Next Billion Internet Users at a workshop comprised of government, industry and academic researchers focusing on cyber security challenges for the next decade and beyond.
Cyber Dialogue. (Workshop at The Citizen Lab, Toronto, Canada. Mar. 2014). Participated in a working group discussion about threats facing activist organizations and individuals around the globe.
Cyber Stewards Workshop. (Workshop at The Citizen Lab, Toronto, Canada. Apr. 2013). Presented Characterizing Global Web Censorship: Why is it So Hard? to the Citizen Lab's network of Cyber Stewards network who are located around the world engaged in research of online information controls.'.
Citizen Lab Summer Institute 2013. (Workshop at The Citizen Lab, Toronto, Canada. July 2013). Co-organized a workshop to bring together researchers working on measuring Internet censorship from both a political/social science perspective and computer science/network measurement perspective. Interactions at this workshop helped form the core for the current ICLab project.
Internet Society (ISOC) Routing Resiliency Measurements Workshop. (Workshop, Atlanta, USA. Nov. 2012). This discussion-based workshop overviewed the state of routing resiliency monitoring and highlighted the need for more unified metrics for assessing routing resilience to attacks and hijacks. Discussions at this workshop spurred collaboration between myself and Alberto Dainotti of CAIDA that was recently funded by NSF.
Internet Health Monitoring and Visualizing Data. (Roundtable discussion at Harvard University. Sept. 2012). Roundtable about how to define Internet Health, both technical health in terms of reliability and social health in terms of Internet freedom were discussed as axes for quantifying network health. Data sets for assessing Internet health were discussed (e.g., technical data from organizations like CAIDA or data about Internet freedom from Citizen Lab).
Education and Mentorship
Internet Censorship (Spring 2014). Offered the inaugural version of my Internet censorship course. This course integrated material learned through my work with the Citizen Lab and current state-of-the art network measurement techniques to measure Internet censorship. Enrollment comprised approximately 20 MS-level students who gave positive feedback on the initial offering of the course.
High School Student Mentorship (Summer 2014). I took initiative to mentor a high school student who reached out to the department mailing list expressing an interest in computer security. Despite the lack of any formal high school student mentoring program in our department, I hosted the student in my lab to help him gain experience
with computer security.
Initially he was scoped to work on a specific censorship measurement function based on the work of Duan et al. However, he quickly gained traction working closely with the lead PhD student on the project. The student (a rising senior) is currently applying to top computer science departments to continue study in the field.
ACM Internet Measurement Conference '16, co-chair
World Wide Web Conference (WWW) '16, Security and Privacy Track Program Committee
ACM SIGCOMM '16, Travel grant co-chair, Program Committee
USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC) '15 Program Committee
ACM CoNEXT '15, Travel grant co-chair, Program Committee
USENIX FOCI Workshop '15, Program co-chair
ACM Internet Measurement Conference '15, Program Committee
13th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS) '15, Program Committee
ACM HotNets '14, Program Committee
USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI) '14, Program Committee
SIGCOMM '14, Poster and Demo Committee
ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) '14, Program Committee
ACM CoNEXT '14, Program Committee
ACM SIGCOMM '14, Publicity Committee
Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA) '14, Program Committee
CoNEXT Student Workshop '13, Co-chair
SIGCOMM '13, Poster and Demo Committee
IEEE MASCOTS '13, Program Committee
Annual Computer Security Application Conference (ACSAC) '13, Program Committee
USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI) '13, Program Committee
USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC) '13, Program Committee
USENIX NSDI '13, Poster and Demo Committee
CoNEXT Student Workshop '12, Program Committee
Workshop on Privacy and Digital Economy '12, Program Committee
ACSAC '12, Program Committee
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR), Editorial Board 2013-2015
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR), Reviewer