The Security, Privacy, and Anonymity Research Team at UIowa is a group of researchers who enjoy working towards improving security, privacy, anonymity, and transparency. Beyond technical solutions, we are also interested in achieving a better understanding of the underlying economic, social, legal, and ethical issues which make security, privacy, anonymity, and transparency challenging to achieve. We are part of the Department of Computer Science at The University of Iowa.

Research Themes

Advertising & Tracking

We perform measurements and analysis to uncover how your data is shared between different entities in the online advertising and tracking ecosystem.

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Internet Censorship

We perform Internet measurements to better understand which nations and networks around the world are implementing what types of Internet censorship mechanisms.

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Online Radicalization and Moderation

We identify the different ways in which the Internet can be used to radicalize vulnerable individuals and design intervention techniques to prevent online radicalization.

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Anonymous Communication Networks

We perform research to protect the Tor network from attacks that compromise user anonymity and resource utility/availability.

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Internet Measurement Methodologies

We develop experiment methodologies and tools that facilitate accurate conclusions to be made by researchers conducting Internet measurements.

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Auditing Internet Authorities

The proper functioning of the Internet relies on decisions made by several Internet authorities. We conduct measurements to understand the intended and unintended consequences of their decisions.

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