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Phillipa Gill

Phillipa Gill
faculty
Position: 
Associate Professor
Office: 
A353A LGRC
Phone: 
(413) 545-3217

Interests

Computer networking and security, network measurement, network interference, and reliability with a focus on designing tools and techniques to detect and mitigate network interference on the Internet. She also informs her work by interacting with the relevant stakeholders in related disciplines (e.g., law, political science) and the network operator community.

Research

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.

Biography

Phillipa Gill is an associate professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her 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 currently leads the ICLab project which is working to develop a network measurement platform specifically for online information controls. She was included on N2Women’s list of "10 women in networking to watch" in 2016 and was recognized on MIT Technology Review’s list of top 35 innovators in 2017. She has received the NSF CAREER award, Google Faculty Research Award, and best paper awards at the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (characterizing online aggregators) and Passive and Active Measurement Conference (characterizing interconnectivity of large content providers).

Activities & Awards

Her honors include being included on N2Women's list of top networking women to watch in 2016 and being recognized on MIT Technology Review's list of top 35 innovators in 2017. She has received an NSF CAREER Award, a Google Research Award, Best Paper Awards at the Internet Measurement Conference (2013) and Passive and Active Measurement Conference (2008), and a Best Presentation Award at the IBM Workshop for Frontiers of Cloud Computing. She was also a finalist for the Anita Borg Fellowship in 2009 and 2010.

Professor Gill has served as the program co-chair of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (2019), program co-chair of the ACM CoNEXT Conference (2017), general co-chair of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference (2016), program co-chair of the 2015 USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communication on the Internet (FOCI), and program co-chair of the ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop (2013). She served as an area editor for the ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communications Review from 2013 to 2015.