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Phillipa Gill

Assistant Professor
College of Information and Computer Sciences
UMass Amherst


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Phillipa Gill is an Assistant Professor in the College of Information and Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to joining University of Massachusetts, she spent 3 years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, SUNY. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 2012. During her Ph.D. she spent time as an intern at Microsoft Research and AT&T Labs--Research. She was also a visiting scholar at Boston University. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Citizen Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Professor Gill's work focuses on many aspects of computer networking and security with a focus on designing novel network measurement techniques to understand online information controls, network interference, and interdomain routing. She leads the ICLab project which is working to develop a network measurement platform specifically for online information controls. Her work characterizing novel online services such as YouTube informed the design of SPECWeb2009, an industry standard benchmarking tool. More recently she worked on creating incentives for deploying BGPSec which resulted in the creation of a working group in the FCC. Recommendations of this working group were agreed upon by major ISPs in the United States.