Kevin Bock

Kevin Bock

PhD Candidate

University of Maryland

Biography

I am a PhD candidate in the computer science department at the University of Maryland, advised by Dave Levin. My work focuses on enabling open communication, improving network security, and evading censorship.

I created Geneva, a genetic algorithm that discovers ways to evade nation-state Internet censorship, and run the censorship team in the Breakerspace Lab. I am honored to be one of the 2021 winners of IRTF’s international Applied Network Research Prize (ANRP) and a recipient of USENIX Security’s Distinguished Paper Award.

I am also the creator of and instructor for HACS408T: Introduction to Penetration Testing for the University of Maryland Honors College Program ACES (Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students).

Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Censorship Evasion
  • Network Security

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, (in progress)

    University of Maryland

  • Masters in Computer Science, 2018

    University of Maryland

  • BS in Computer Science, 2017

    University of Maryland

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