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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


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.

About Me

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

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.