Internet Research Lab @ University of Iowa

Our research aims to empirically study Internet-scale networked systems. To this end, we are broadly interested in designing innovative measurement techniques to understand how the Internet works and developing machine learning techniques to improve its performance, security, and privacy.

News

  • [August 2019] John, Rishab, and Zubair's paper on inferring tracker-advertiser relationships using header bidding was accepted to PETS 2020
  • [May 2019] Umar's paper on ad and tracker blocking accepted at IEEE S&P 2020
  • [May 2019] Umar, Huyen, and Zubair attended The Web Conference in San Francisco, CA
  • [May 2019] Two papers on NLP + privacy in collaboration with Padmini accepted to PETS 2019
  • [April 2019] Adnan and Umar passed their comprehensive exams
  • [April 2019] Shehroze, Umar, and Hammad presented posters at the Midwest Security Workshop 2019
  • [February 2019] Adnan attended USENIX NSDI Conference in Boston, MA
  • [February 2019] Shehroze's research on Twitter API abuse covered by WIREDEngadget
  • [January 2019] Huyen attended ACM FAT* Conference in Atlanta, GA
  • [January 2019] Three papers by Huyen, Shehroze, and Umar accepted at The Web Conference (WWW 2019)
  • [November 2018] Zubair attended the Ad-Blocking Developer Summit and the Brave Faculty Summit in San Francisco, CA 
  • [November 2018] Huyen awarded Ada Louise Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship by the Graduate College
  • [November 2018] Huyen passed her Ph.D. proposal defense
  • [October 2018] Hammad attended ACM IMC Conference in Boston, MA
  • [October 2018] John attended ACM CCS Conference in Toronto, Canada
  • [October 2018] Shehroze awarded Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship by the Graduate College
  • [September 2018] John attended the IEEE Security Development Conference (SecDev'18) in Cambridge, MA
  • [September 2018] Huyen attended the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC'18) in Houston, TX
  • [September 2018] Shehroze's research on malicious Facebook and Twitter apps was featured in Iowa Now 
  • [August 2018] Huyen attended Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) 2018 in Boulder, CO
  • [August 2018] John attended USENIX Security Symposium 2018 in Baltimore, MD
  • [August 2018] Umar interned at Brave Browser, San Francisco
  • [August 2018] Shehroze interned at ICSI, Berkeley
  • [August 2018] Adnan interned at CAIDA, San Diego
  • [July 2018] Zubair received Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper Award at PETS 2018
  • [June 2018] Huyen and Zubair attended ICWSM 2018 in Standford, CA
  • [May 2018] Shehroze passed his Ph.D. comprehensive exam
  • [April 2018] Umar presented poster on anti-adblocking at the Midwest Security Workshop 2018
  • [April 2018] Hammad received Best In-Session Presentation Award at IEEE INFOCOM 2018 
  • [January 2018] Umar and Zubair's research on adblocking was covered by Ars Technica, TechCrunch, Schneier on Security, PC Mag, Engadget, Hacker News, BleepingComputer, PerformanceIN
  • [November 2017] Hammad's paper on encrypted video QoE measurement accepted at INFOCOM 2018
  • [November 2017] Shehroze and Zubair received the Best Paper Award at ACM IMC 2017
  • [Novemver 2017] Shehroze presented his work on abuse of OAuth access tokens at ACM IMC 2017
  • [November 2017] Umar presented his work on anti-adblocking at ACM IMC 2017
  • [October 2017] Huyen awarded Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship by the Graduate College
  • [September 2017] Shehroze's research on abuse of OAuth access tokens was covered by CNET, DailyMailFortune, CBS, USAToday, ZeroHedge, The Economic Times
  • [September 2017] Umar passed his Ph.D. qualifying exam
  • [September 2017] Hammad passed his Ph.D. qualifying exam
  • [July 2017] Hammad attended PETS 2017 in Minneapolis, MN
  • [July 2017] Adnan's two papers on peering and video QoE accepted at IEEE ICNP 2017
  • [June 2017] Hammad attended ACM SIGMETRICS 2017 in Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • [March 2017] Huyen passed her Ph.D. comprehensive exam

Sponsors

  • National Science Foundation (grant numbers 1464110, 1524329, 1617288, 1715152, 1750175, 1815131)
  • University of Iowa Research Foundation
  • Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
  • Data Transparency Lab
  • Facebook
  • Futurewei
  • Minim
  • Nokia
  • Siemens
  • Verizon Digital Media Services