Jeffrey Knockel

Photo of Jeffrey Knockel I'm fighting to bring transparency to Internet censorship and surveillance. I use reverse engineering techniques to reveal how software behavior harms your Internet freedom. Sometimes this behavior is intentional. For instance, some software censors what you say and secretly phones home information about your conversation if you talk about sensitive topics. Sometimes the harm is accidental. For instance, some software communicates your personal information but improperly encrypts it such that someone listening in can easily decrypt it. My graduate research was advised by Jed Crandall and Jared Saia. I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Citizen Lab.

Selected Publications and Reports

2017

I successfully defended my dissertation in December 2017: Measuring Decentralization of Chinese Censorship in Three Industry Segments. My graduation is May 2018.

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Selected Talks

Teaching

Photo of Jeffrey Knockel atop Wheeler Peak (New Mexico)

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