Austin Hounsel

304 Sherrerd Hall
Princeton University
ahounsel at cs princeton edu

I'm a second-year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science department at Princeton University. My advisor is Nick Feamster. Generally speaking, I'm interested in Internet censorship, content moderation, privacy, and tech policy. My CV is available here.


Automatically Generating a Large, Culture-Specific Blocklist for China
Austin Hounsel, Prateek Mittal, Nick Feamster
USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet
Baltimore, Maryland. August 2018.


We Tested Facebook’s Ad Screeners and Some Were Too Strict
J. Nathan Matias, Austin Hounsel, Melissa Hopkins
The Atlantic
November 2018.


Princeton University
Ph.D. in Computer Science
2017 - Present
The University of Texas at Austin
B.S.A. in Computer Science, Minor in German
2013 - 2017