Nguyen Phong Hoang

Nguyen Phong Hoang

Assistant Professor

University of British Columbia

Thank you for visiting my page! I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of British Columbia. I am part of the Systopia Lab and Security and Privacy Group where we work on Systems and Security research broadly.

My research interests are in the general areas of network security, online privacy, and Internet measurement. Specifically, by designing new systems and techniques to collect large-scale and longitudinal datasets, my research aims to improve the security of networked systems and reinforce the privacy of our online communications.

Prior to joining UBC, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at University of Chicago, working with Professor Nick Feamster. I obtained my PhD from The State University of New York at Stony Brook under the supervision of Professor Michalis Polychronakis. With the support from the OTF’s Information Controls Fellowship during my PhD, I have also worked with several interdisciplinary groups, including The Citizen Lab at University of Toronto and the networking research group of Professor Phillipa Gill at University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

While I have been writing and publishing research papers under the name Nguyen Phong Hoang (abbrv NP Hoang), my Vietnamese name is Hoàng Nguyên Phong {family name: Hoàng, given name: Nguyên Phong}. So for the ease of pronunciation, I often go by Phong or フォン if you speak 日本語 (I spent the best six years of my youth in Japan at 京都大学, JAIST, and 立命館 APU).

  • Network Security
  • Online Privacy
  • Internet Measurement
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2021

    Stony Brook University, New York, USA

  • Master of Informatics, 2016

    Kyoto University, Japan

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, specialized in ICT, 2014

    Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan