Amreesh Phokeer

Amreesh Phokeer

Internet Measurement and Data Expert

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I joined the Internet Society in April 2021 as Internet Measurement and Data Expert. I'm focused on efforts around Internet measurements, Internet shutdowns, and understanding market trends that impact the growth of the Internet across the globe.

Prior to joining the Internet Society, I was a Research Manager at the African Network Information Center – AFRINIC, where I spearheaded the organization’s research activities in the areas of Internet security and Internet measurements. I championed the deployment of various security frameworks namely RPKI and DNSSEC at AFRINIC. 

I'm also heavily involved in the academic community. I've had a number of scientific publications in the areas of network performance, security, and Internet policy. I've been a program committee member of several academic and technical conferences.

I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, an MS in Computer Science from Telecom Nancy, France and an MSc in Information Security from the University of London, UK.

I'm located in Mauritius. I am an amateur watercolor artist and an occasional scuba diver.

Latest posts

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Measuring the Internet 16 November 2021

A New Tool to Measure Internet Resilience—Why It Matters

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that the Internet plays a critical role in society, and it’s underlined the...

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Encryption 28 May 2021

Mauritius Must Not Fall into the ‘Mass Surveillance’ Trap

On 17 May, 2020, The Internet Society, alongside the IGF Mauritius, submitted a response to the call to the...

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