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Department of Computer Science and Technology

  • PhD Student / Research Staff

I am a PhD student supervised by Associate Professor Alice Hutchings and Professor Ross Anderson. I am also a research staff at the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre. Cybercrime is not just a discipline, it is interdisciplinary. My major is computer science, but I love the interdisciplinary work that I am doing, which enables me to see things from different viewpoints, not necessarily limited to computer science but more broadly in criminology, psychology, economics and law. There might be a considerable gap between research and reality; that is why I am very keen on working with industry, law enforcement, real hackers, and members of online communities (with appropriate ethical considerations), as it would be extremely useful to see how things work from their different lenses to thoroughly draw an overall picture. Visit my personal homepage for more information.

Biography

Before starting my PhD, I worked as a research assistant at the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre since October 2019 under Dr Richard Clayton. I was a research intern at the National University of Singapore (2019) advised by Assistant Professor Min Suk Kang (now he is at KAIST). I completed 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 Associate Professor Xuan Hieu Phan.

Research

I am interested in all things cybersecurity, particularly collecting, watching, and measuring online wickedness. My current work focuses on cybercrime and its reaction in relation to externalities such as the pandemic, the war, law enforcement interventions and disruptions. I am also interested in cyberlaw and internet policy. Before joining Cambridge, I worked on network attacks against Bitcoin and applied formal methods for malware analysis.

Teaching

Supervisions

  • Algorithms @ Cambridge, Sutton Trust Summer School (upcoming)
  • Software and Security Engineering (Part IA) @ Cambridge, Easter 2022, for King's College and Robinson College (14 students)
  • Object-Oriented Programming (Part IA) @ Cambridge, Michaelmas 2021, for Robinson College and Fitzwilliam College (10 students)

Professional Activities

Publications

Under submission

Conferences and workshops

News Coverage

Contact Details

Room: 
GE20
Office address: 
15 JJ Thomson Ave
Office phone: 
(01223) 7-69011
Email: 

anh.vu@cst.cam.ac.uk