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Ken Block

PhD Student


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
360 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115


  • BES, Johns Hopkins University
  • MSEE, Northeastern University

About Me

  • Hometown: Greater Boston, Massachusetts
  • Field of Study: Information Assurance
  • PhD Advisor: Guevara Noubir


Ken Block is a PhD student in the Cybersecurity program at Northeastern’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, advised by Professor Guevara Noubir. He has extensive industry experience as a software and security architect. Ken earned his bachelor’s degree at John Hopkins University and Master of Electrical Engineering degree at Northeastern University.

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

I am a PhD candidate at Khoury.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

I am interested in researching Covert Channels.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

I am fascinated by the degree of sophistication and ingenuity of those seeking to discover new forms of channels to exploit.