Prior to joining Stony Brook University, Phillipa Gill was a postdoctoral fellow at The Citizen Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto where she worked on measuring Internet censorship around the globe. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 2012 and holds an M.Sc. and B.Sc.in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. During her Ph.D., she spent time as a visiting researcher at AT&T Labs–Research, Boston University, and Microsoft Research.