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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 advised by Professor Ross Anderson within the Security Group. I am fully funded by the Department of Computer Science and Technology. I am also affiliated with the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre. My major is computer science, but I enjoy the interdisciplinary work that I am doing on cybercrime, which enables me to see things from different viewpoints, not necessarily limited to computer science but more broadly in criminology, psychology, economics, ethics, policy and law. My personal webpage is here.


I have been a research assistant at the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre since October 2019 under Dr Richard Clayton and Associate Professor Alice Hutchings. 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.


I am interested in all things cybersecurity, particularly collecting, watching, and measuring online wickedness. I am collecting large-scale datasets about bad things online (e.g., cyberattacks, illicit online marketplaces and hacking discussions on underground forums), and then conducting quantitative and qualitative measurements based on that. My recent work focuses on the impact of externalities on cybercrime, including how industry disruption, law enforcement intervention, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Russia-Ukraine conflict have impacted the cybercrime ecosystem and criminal behaviour. 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.



Supervisions at Cambridge

  • Algorithms: Sutton Trust Summer School 2022 (12 students)
  • Database: Michaelmas 2223 for Clare, Emmanuel, Selwyn, and Downing College (15 students)
  • Software and Security Engineering: Easter 2122, for King's and Robinson College (14 students), Easter 2223 for Clare, Emmanual, Selwyn, King's, and Fitzwilliam College (23 students)
  • Object-Oriented Programming: Michaelmas 2122 for Robinson and Fitzwilliam College (10 students); Michaelmas 2223 for Gonville & Caius, Trinity Hall, and Kings' College (18 students)

Professional Activities


Under submission

Conferences and workshops

Book chapters

  • Lydia Wilson, Anh V. Vu, Ildiko Pete and Yi Ting Chua. 2023. Identifying and Collecting Public Domain Data for Tracking Cybercrime and Online Extremism. In Open Source Investigations in the Age of Google, World Scientific.

Contact Details

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