Nick Feamster

Neubauer Professor, Department of Computer Science
Director, Center for Data and Computing
University of Chicago

John Crerar Library Room 261
feamster -at- uchicago . edu
+ 1 773 702 2322 (no voicemail, please)

I am Neubauer Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Data and Computation at the University of Chicago. Join us!

I design and deploy network protocols and systems that make the Internet work better.
I use empirical network measurement and machine learning to understand and improve network performance, security, and privacy.

IoT Security and Privacy

The devices that we connect to the network are fundamentally insecure, and they are increasing and collecting private user data.

My research develops network-based, data-driven techniques to protect user security and privacy, with a focus on smart homes.

Censorship and Online Information Control

Countries around the world are increasingly developing mechanisms to control their citizens' access to information online, through a combination of protocol filtering, control of online platforms and infrastructure, and the spread of disinformation.

My research measures information control and manipulation on a large-scale and develops mechanisms to help users gain better access to information.

Access Network Performance

From web browsing to video streaming, access network performance affects user experience.

My research studies fixed and mobile broadband access network performance, and how performance bottlenecks from a user's home wireless network to ISP interconnection ultimately affect a user's quality of experience.