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Towards Reliable Circumvention of Internet Censorship

05 Oct
Tuesday, 10/05/2021 2:00pm to 4:00pm
PhD Dissertation Proposal Defense
Speaker: Milad Esfahani Nasr

Abstract: The Internet plays a crucial role in today's social and political movements by facilitating the free circulation of speech, information, and ideas; democracy and human rights throughout the world critically depend on preserving and bolstering the Internet's openness. Consequently, repressive regimes, totalitarian governments, and corrupt corporations regulate, monitor, and restrict the access to the Internet, which is broadly known as Internet censorship. Most countries are improving the internet infrastructures, as a results they can implement more advanced censoring techniques. The advancements in the application of machine learning techniques to analyze network traffic have enabled the more sophisticated Internet censorship. In this thesis, We take a close look at the main pillars of internet censorship, we will introduce new defense and attacks in the internet censorship literature.

Advisor: Amir Houmansadr

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