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. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing people in both industry and adacemia.

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...
  • My dissertation research on retrospective management of the personal cloud data accepted to Usenix Security 21.
  • Collaborative work with Arizona State, Breakpointing Bad, and ICSI on VPNs accepted to Usenix Security 21.