• AdGraph: A Graph-Based Approach to Ad and Tracker Blocking
    Umar Iqbal, Peter Snyder, Shitong Zhu, Benjamin Livshits, Zhiyun Qian, Zubair Shafiq
    IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (S&P), 2020.
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  • No Place to Hide: Inadvertent Location Privacy Leaks on Twitter 
    Jonathan Rusert, Osama Khalid, Dat Hong, Zubair Shafiq, Padmini Srinivasan
    Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), 2019.
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  • A Girl Has No Name: Automated Authorship Obfuscation using X-Mutant
    Asad Mahmood, Faizan Ahmad, Zubair Shafiq, Padmini Srinivasan, Fareed Zaffar
    Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), 2019.
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  • Measurement and Early Detection of Third-Party Application Abuse on Twitter
    Shehroze Farooqi, Zubair Shafiq
    The Web Conference (WWW), 2019.
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  • Measuring Political Personalization of Google News Search
    Huyen Le, Raven Maragh, Brian Ekdale, Timothy Havens, Andrew High, Zubair Shafiq
    The Web Conference (WWW), 2019.
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  • ShadowBlock: A Lightweight and Stealthy Adblocking Browser
    Shitong Zhu, Umar Iqbal, Zhongjie Wang, Zhiyun Qian, Zubair Shafiq, Weiteng Chen
    The Web Conference (WWW), 2019.
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  • NoMoAds: Effective and Efficient Cross-App Mobile Ad-Blocking
    Anastasia Shuba, Athina Markopoulou, Zubair Shafiq
    Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), 2018.
    Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper Award
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  • Real-time Video Quality of Experience Monitoring for HTTPS and QUIC
    M. Hammad Mazhar, Zubair Shafiq
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2018.
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  • Measuring and Disrupting Anti-Adblockers Using Differential Execution Analysis
    Shitong Zhu, Xunchao Hu, Zhiyun Qian, Zubair Shafiq, Heng Yin
    Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2018.
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  • Optimizing Internet Transit Routing for Content Delivery Networks
    Faraz Ahmed, Zubair Shafiq, Amir Khakpour, Alex X. Liu
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2018.
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  • Large Scale Characterization of Software Vulnerability Life Cycles
    Muhammad Shahzad, Zubair Shafiq, Alex X. Liu
    IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2018.
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  • Optimizing Taxi Driver Profit Efficiency: A Spatial Network-based Markov Decision Process Approach
     Xun Zhou, Huigui Rong, Chang Yang, Qun Zhang, Amin Vahedian Khezerlou, Hui Zheng, Zubair Shafiq, Alex Liu
    IEEE Transactions on Big Data, 2018.
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  • The Ad Wars: Retrospective Measurement and Analysis of Anti-Adblock Filter Lists
    Umar Iqbal, Zubair Shafiq, Zhiyun Qian
    ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2017.
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  • Measuring and Mitigating OAuth Access Token Abuse by Collusion Networks
    Shehroze Farooqi, Fareed Zaffar, Nektarios Leontiadis, Zubair Shafiq
    ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2017.
    Best Paper Award
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  • Peering vs. Transit: Performance Comparison of Peering and Transit Interconnections
    Adnan Ahmed, Zubair Shafiq, Harkeerat Bedi, Amir Khakpour
    IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2017.
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  • Suffering from Buffering? Detecting QoE Impairments in Live Video Streams
    Adnan Ahmed, Zubair Shafiq, Harkeerat Bedi, Amir Khakpour
    IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2017.
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  • Multipath TCP Traffic Diversion Attacks and Countermeasures
    Ali Munir, Zhiyun Qian, Zubair Shafiq, Alex Liu, Franck Le
    IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2017.
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  • Accurate Detection of Automatically Spun Content via Stylometric Analysis
    Usman Shahid, Shehroze Farooqi, Raza Ahmad, Zubair Shafiq, Padmini Srinivasan, Fareed Zaffar
    IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), 2017.
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  • Measuring, Characterizing, and Detecting Facebook Like Farms
    Muhammad Ikram, Lucky Onwuzurike, Shehroze Farooqi, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Dali Kaafar, Zubair Shafiq
    ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security, 2017.
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  • Characterizing and Modeling Patching Practices of Industrial Control Systems
    Brandon Wang, Xiaoye Li, Leandro P. de Aguiar, Daniel S. Menasche, Zubair Shafiq
    ACM SIGMETRICS, 2017.
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  • Detecting Anti Ad-blockers in the Wild
    Muhammad Haris Mughees, Zhiyun Qian, and Zubair Shafiq
    Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), 2017.
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  • Distributed Load Balancing in Key-Value Networked Caches
    Sikder Huq, Zubair Shafiq, Sukumar Ghosh, Amir Khakpour, Harkeerat Bedi
    IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2017.
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  • Revisiting The American Voter on Twitter
    Huyen Le, G.R. Boynton, Yelena Mejova, Zubair Shafiq, Padmini Srinivasan
    ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2017.
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  • Bumps and Bruises: Mining Presidential Campaign Announcements on Twitter
    Huyen Le, G.R. Boynton, Yelena Mejova, Zubair Shafiq, Padmini Srinivasan
    ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT), 2017.
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  • Scalable News Slant Measurement Using Twitter
    Huyen Le, Zubair Shafiq, Padmini Srinivasan
    AAAI International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2017.
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  • Cascade Size Prediction in Online Social Networks
    Zubair Shafiq, Alex Liu
    IFIP Networking, 2017.
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  • A Graph Theoretic Approach to Fast and Accurate Malware Detection
    Zubair Shafiq, Alex Liu
    IFIP Networking, 2017.
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  • Characterizing Key Stakeholders in an Online Black-Hat Marketplace
    Shehroze Farooqi, Muhammad Ikram, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Dali Kaafar, Zubair Shafiq, Fareed Zaffar
    IEEE/APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime), 2017.
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  • A Traffic Flow Approach to Early Detection of Gathering Events: Comprehensive Results
    Amin Khezerlou, Xun Zhou, Lufan Li, Zubair Shafiq, Alex X. Liu, Fan Zhang
    ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 2017.
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  • Optimizing Internet Transit Routing for Content Delivery Networks
    Faraz Ahmed, Zubair Shafiq, Amir Khakpour, Alex X. Liu
    IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2016.
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  • Malware Slums: Measurement and Analysis of Malware on Traffic Exchanges
    Salman Yousaf, Umar Iqbal, Shehroze Farooqi, Raza Ahmad, Zubair Shafiq, Fareed Zaffar
    IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2016.
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  • QoE Analysis of a Large-Scale Live Video Streaming Event
    Adnan Ahmed, Zubair Shafiq, Amir Khakpour
    ACM SIGMETRICS, 2016.
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  • The Internet is For Porn: Measurement and Analysis of Online Adult Traffic
    Faraz Ahmed, Zubair Shafiq, Alex X. Liu
    IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), 2016.
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  • Characterizing Caching Workload of a Large Commercial Content Delivery Network
    Zubair Shafiq, Amir R. Khakpour, Alex X. Liu
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2016.
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  • What Campaigns Become as Social Media Become the Infrastructure of Political Communication
    G.R. Boynton, Huyen Le, Yelena Mejova, Zubair Shafiq, Padmini Srinivasan
    Social Media and Politics, Vol 1, pp. 21-40, 2016.
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  • A Traffic Flow Approach to Early Detection of Gathering Events
    Xun Zhou, Amin Vahedian Khezerlou, Alex Liu, Zubair Shafiq, Fan Zhang
    ACM SIGSPATIAL, 2016.
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  • The Rich and the Poor: A Markov Decision Process Approach to Optimizing Taxi Driver Revenue Efficiency
    Huigui Rong, Xun Zhou, Chang Yang, Zubair Shafiq, Alex Liu
    ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2016.
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  • Characterizing and Optimizing Cellular Network Performance during Crowded Events
    Zubair Shafiq, Lusheng Ji, Alex X. Liu, Jeffrey Pang, Shobha Venkataraman, Jia Wang
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 24(3): 1308-1321, 2016.
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  • Tracking Mobile Video QoE in the Encrypted Internet
    Zubair Shafiq
    NSF/FCC Workshop on Tracking Quality of Experience in the Internet, 2015.
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  • Bidirectional Crosslayer QoE Optimization
    Srikanth Sundaresan, Zubair Shafiq
    NSF/FCC Workshop on Tracking Quality of Experience in the Internet, 2015.
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  • Geospatial and Temporal Dynamics of Application Usage in Cellular Data Networks
    Zubair Shafiq, Lusheng Ji, Alex X. Liu, Jeffrey Pang, Jia Wang
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 14(7): 1369-1381, 2015.
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  • Paying for Likes? Understanding Facebook Like Fraud Using Honeypots
    Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedmam, Guillaume Jourjon, Dali Kaafar, Zubair Shafiq
    ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2014.
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