Phillipa Gill

Phillipa Gill
Research Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science 
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2424

(631) 632-8447
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Phillipa Gill's interest is in computer networks, network measurement, inter domain routing, Internet censorship/information controls, security and reliability.


Phillipa Gill is affiliated with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, Phillipa was a postdoctoral fellow at The Citizen Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto where she worked on measuring Internet censorship around the globe. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 2012 and holds an M.Sc. and Computer Science from the University of Calgary. During her Ph.D., she spent time as a visiting researcher at AT&T Labs–Research, Boston University, and Microsoft Research.


Phillipa Gill´s research area is computer networks with a focus on network measurement and characterization. She uses novel network measurement techniques, data analysis and ideas from economics to improve security and reliability of networks. Through dialogue with relevant stakeholders on the Internet — standardization bodies, government organizations, and network operators — she works to have real world impact with research.


Phillipa Gill 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".

Teaching Summary

CSE 592