Meet the Innovators Under 35

Phillipa Gill, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2017 Innovator Under 35: An empirical method for measuring Internet censorship

Phillipa Gill, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Phillipa Gill is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the 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, the 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).


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.