Former Citizen Lab postdoctoral researcher Phillipa Gill has been named one of the top “35 Innovators Under 35” by MIT Technology Review. Gill, who is currently an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is recognized as a pioneer for her work in digital security and information controls.
When Gill, 32, began her work at the Citizen Lab, she discovered there were no universally accepted mechanisms to measure and analyze online censorship, so she developed novel tools to do just that. Now, she and her team are working to capture data on how exactly governments censor webpages in some of the world’s most challenging climates, including Pakistan, Turkey and, Yemen.
As she tells University of Massachusetts Amherst News: “I am honoured and excited to be listed among the Innovators under 35. The award encourages me to continue to push the boundaries in my work on Internet security and censorship measurements.”