“Evading censorship with browser-based proxies.”
David Fifield, Nate Hardison, Jonathan Ellithorpe, Emily Stark, Dan Boneh,
Roger Dingledine, and Phil Porras.
Proceedings of PETS 2012.
“OSS: Using Online Scanning Services for Censorship Circumvention.”
David Fifield, Gabi Nakibly, and Dan Boneh.
Proceedings of PETS 2013.
“Fingerprinting web users through font metrics.”
David Fifield and Serge Egelman.
Proceedings of Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2015.
“Blocking-resistant communication through domain fronting.”
David Fifield, Chang Lan, Rod Hynes, Percy Wegmann, and Vern Paxson.
Proceedings of PETS 2015.
Winner of the Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper Award.
“Remote Operating System Classification over IPv6.”
David Fifield, Alexandru Geana, Luis MartinGarcia,
Mathias Morbitzer, J. D. Tygar (alphabetical authorship).
Proceedings of AISec 2015.
“Examining How the Great Firewall Discovers Hidden Circumvention Servers.”
Roya Ensafi, David Fifield, Philipp Winter,
Nick Feamster, Nicholas Weaver, and Vern Paxson.
Proceedings of IMC 2015.
[Project page] [PDF]
“Do You See What I See? Differential Treatment of Anonymous Users.”
Sheharbano Khattak, David Fifield, Sadia Afroz, Mobin Javed, Srikanth Sundaresan, Vern Paxson, Steven J. Murdoch, and Damon McCoy.
Proceedings of NDSS 2016.
“Censors’ Delay in Blocking Circumvention Proxies.”
David Fifield and Lynn Tsai (alphabetical authorship).
Proceedings of FOCI 2016.
[Project page] [PDF]
“A Usability Evaluation of Tor Launcher.”
Linda Lee, David Fifield, Nathan Malkin, Ganesh Iyer, Serge Egelman, and David Wagner.
Proceedings of PETS 2017.
“A better zip bomb.”
Winner of the Best Paper award.
Proceedings of WOOT 2019.
“Zenmap GUI Users’ Guide.” Chapter in the book
Nmap Network Scanning.
Doctor of Philosopy in computer science.
University of California, Berkeley. December 2017.
Threat modeling and circumvention of Internet censorship.
Master of Science in theoretical computer science.
Stanford University. April 2013.
Bachelor of Science in computer science and mathematics.
Metropolitan State College of Denver. December 2007.
Nmap. 2007–2014. Co-maintainer and a primary developer of the security
scanning program. Developer and inventor of various network scanning
enhancements. Manager of interns over five instances of Google Summer of
The Tor Project. Since 2011. Developer of the flash proxy and meek censorship
Speaker of English (darn well), Spanish (somewhat less well), and Polish
(somewhat less well).