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About Me

Hello World! I’m Taha. I am a computer science PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I am being advised by Chris Kanich. I also collaborate with Blase Ur from the University of Chicago and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez from ICSI, Berkeley. Before joining UIC in 2015, I completed my BS in electrical engineering from the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.

I am on the academic job market for Fall 2020. Please reach out to me for my application materials

Research Summary

My research interests are broadly in the areas of security, privacy and human-computer interaction (HCI). I specifically use data-driven methods to understand human factors in security and to create systems which improve the overall security and usability of the Internet. Recently, I have developed an interest in cognitive science and computer science education research and I plan to extend my future work in these domains. 

Recent Updates

  • Fall 2019: Joined the ERSP program team at UIC to mentor undergraduate students

  • Summer 2019: Interning at Verisign Labs, Reston VA.

  • Summer 2019: Teaching CS-211 Programming Practicum at UIC

  • Media Coverage: Is your VPN secure? Read Article Here

  • Publication: Empirical Analysis of Commercial VPNs (IMC 2018)

  • Poster: Making Retrospective Data Management Usable  (SOUPS 2018)

  • Publication: Longitudinal Data Management in Cloud Storage  (CHI 2018)

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