Ryan Wails

About Me

My research interests include privacy and security; a lot of my work is related to anonymous communication.

At NRL, I am a researcher in the Traffic Security Group, whose members are: At Georgetown, I am a Ph.D. student advised by Micah Sherr. Check out our CS SecurityLab!

Research Publications

  • Stormy: Statistics in Tor by Measuring Securely
  • Ryan Wails, Aaron Johnson, Daniel Starin, Arkady Yerukhimovich, and Dov Gordon
  • 26th ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS '19)
  • Guard Placement Attacks on Path Selection Algorithms for Tor
  • Gerry Wan, Aaron Johnson, Ryan Wails, Sameer Wagh, and Prateek Mittal
  • 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2019)
  • Tempest: Temporal Dynamics in Anonymity Systems
  • Ryan Wails, Yixin Sun, Aaron Johnson, Mung Chiang, and Prateek Mittal
  • 18th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2018)





Academic Activities & Teaching

At NRL: At Penn State: