I am a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Computer Science, where I am being advised by Chris Kanich. I also closely collaborate with Jason Polakis and Blase Ur. I received my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Lahore University of Managment Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan before I moved to Chicago in 2015.

My research interests span the domain of security and privacy on the Internet. I focus on understanding privacy leakage on the Internet, socio-technical aspects of cybercrime and human factors in security. I am also interested in usable security, cybercrime economics, and Internet censorship. A lot of my work incorporates insights from empirical analysis to suggest primitives in order to improve the security, reliability and the performance of the Internet.

News Updates

  • Jan 2018: Our work on retrospective cloud management has been accepted at CHI 2018.
  • June 2017: Awarded the WEIS 2017 travel grant, will be visiting San Diego.
  • June 2017: Moving to Berkeley, CA. Will be working at ICSI on understanding privacy aspects of commercial VPN services.
  • May 2017: I have been awarded the information controls fellowship sponsored by the Open Technology Fund. Details can be found here.
  • April 2017: Awarded the IEEE S&P 2017 travel grant to present our work on FTC consumer fraud.
  • Feb 2017: Our work on consumer fraud has been accepted at ConPro 17 .
  • May 2016: Interning at NEC Labs, Princeton for the summers.