About Me

I’m Taha! I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Washington & Lee University. I completed my PhD in 2020 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I was advised by Chris Kanich. I'm originally from Pakistan, where I did my undergraduate in Electrical Engineering at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.


Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in the areas of security, privacy, Internet freedom and human-computer interaction (HCI). My work incorporates data-driven methods to understand human factors in security, quantify cybercrime, and create systems that improve the overall security and usability of the Internet. As an educator, I am also interested in Computer Science pedagogical research.


Recent Updates...

  • I will be teaching computer and network security in Fall 21. More details on the course webpage.
  • Featured in The Columns at W&L. Read more here...
  • Collaborative work with Arizona State, Breakpointing Bad, and ICSI on VPN highjacking accepted to Usenix Security 21.
  • My dissertation research on retrospective management of the personal cloud data accepted to Usenix Security 21.