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Georgia Tech Researchers Meet at Google to Discuss Censorship Measurement

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Researchers from Georgia Tech, the Tor Project, Stony Brook, Citizen Lab, and the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation met to design and prototype new tools for measuring Internet censorship.  The meeting was hosted by Google’s Measurement Lab.  Many current tools under development were presented and discussed, including:

  • Encore, a tool that uses third party measurements to determine Web accessibility
  • Centinel, a new platform for running cross-platform network interference measurements
  • MySpeedTest, an Android-based platform for measuring application performance
  • OONI, the open observatory of network interference
  • ICLab, a vision for a combined, cross-platform suite of censorship measurements
Meeting to Discuss Network Interference at Google, May 2014.

Meeting to Discuss Network Interference at Google, May 2014.

Author: Nick Feamster

Nick Feamster is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University. Before joining the faculty at Princeton, he was a professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Computer science from MIT in 2005, and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2000 and 2001, respectively. His research focuses on many aspects of computer networking and networked systems, including the design, measurement, and analysis of network routing protocols, network operations and security, and anonymous communication systems. In December 2008, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his contributions to cybersecurity, notably spam filtering. His honors include the Technology Review 35 "Top Young Innovators Under 35" award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, the IBM Faculty Fellowship, and award papers at SIGCOMM 2006 (network-level behavior of spammers), the NSDI 2005 conference (fault detection in router configuration), Usenix Security 2002 (circumventing web censorship using Infranet), and Usenix Security 2001 (web cookie analysis).

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