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Department of Computer Science and Technology

  • PhD Candidate

I am a PhD candidate supervised by Professor Alice Hutchings and advised by Professor Ross Anderson within the Security Group. I am funded by the Department of Computer Science and Technology. I am also affiliated with the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre and part of Hughes Hall College. My personal webpage is here.


I am a research assistant at the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre since October 2019 under Dr Richard Clayton and Professor Alice Hutchings. I was a research intern at National University of Singapore (2019) advised by Professor Min Suk Kang (now he is at KAIST). I did my MSc in Information Science at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2018) under Professor Mizuhito Ogawa and my BSc in Information Technology at Vietnam National University (2016), advised by Professor Xuan Hieu Phan.


My research offers timely empirical measurements to explore cyberspace and its social impact at scale, focusing on underground subcultures fostering online crime and harms. The resulting insights help better understand online threats and inform policy decisions for safety and security. I am collecting (and sharing) large-scale datasets of online crime and harms, such as cyberattacks, illicit online marketplaces, and discussions on cybercrime and extremist forums. My recent work explores how these online communities react to external events, such as law enforcement interventions, industry disruptions, the Covid-19 pandemic, and armed conflicts such as the Russia-Ukraine and the Israel-Palestine wars. I am also interested in cyberlaw and internet policy. Before joining Cambridge, I worked on Bitcoin peer-to-peer network security and applied formal methods for malware analysis. I enjoy the interdisciplinary work that I am doing, which gives me broader perspectives on criminology, psychology, economics, ethics, policy and law.



Supervisions at Cambridge

Teaching at Vietnam National University

  • INT1003: Fundamental of Informatics (2016-17)
  • INT2204: Object-Oriented Programming (2016-17)

Professional Activities


Contact Details

Office address: 
15 JJ Thomson Ave
Office phone: 
(01223) 7-69011