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Muhammad Ikram

Postdoctoral Scholar @ University of Michigan, USA

Email: ikram [AT] umich.edu

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News:

>>> Nov 2018: Our paper on analysis of web tracking via DNS records accepted by Journal of Computer Communications.

>>> Oct 2018: Attended OTF Summit in Taiwan and presented server-side blocking project.

>>> Jul 2018: Start work on OTF-funded project to characterize discriminations of online services.

>>> Sep 2018: Paper accepted by IPCCC'18 on Web tracking cartography with DNS records.

>>> Apr 2018: Paper on Web data obfuscation presented in WWW'18.

>>> More to come ...

Biography

I am working as a Postdoctoral Scholar with Professor Roya Ensafi in Censored Planet at University of Michigan. Before joining Censored Planet, I did my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at UNSW, under the supervision of Prof. Mohamed Ali (Dali) Kaafar. My current research interests are focused on data-driven analysis of privacy and security issues in networked systems.

Education

Publications (Complete List on Google Scholar)

  1. [CC’18]​ Jingxiu Su, Gaogang Xie, Kave Salamatian, Muhammad Ikram, Stephane Grumbach, and Zhenyu Li A Cartography of Web Tracking using DNS Records, in Journal of Computer Communications , 2018. [IF: 2.613]

  2. [IPCCC’18]​ Jingxiu Su, Zhenyu Li, Stephane Grumbach, Muhammad Ikram, Kave Salamatian, and Gaogang Xie, Web Tracking Cartography with DNS Records, in IEEE 37th International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCC), 2018.

  3. [WWW’18]​ Rahat Masood, Dinusha Vatsalan, Muhammad Ikram and Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Incognito: A Method for Obfuscating Web Data, in World Wide Web (WWW), 2018.

  4. [TOPS’17]​ Muhammad Ikram, Lucky Onwuzurike, Shehroze Farooqi, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Zubair Shafiq, Measuring, Characterizing, Detecting Facebook Like Farms, in ACM Transaction on Privacy and Security (TOPS), 2017.

  5. [NCA’17]​ Muhammad Ikram and Mohamed Ali Kaafar, A First Look at Ad Blocking Apps, in IEEE Network Computing and Application (NCA), 2017. [slides]

  6. [PETS’17]​ Muhammad Ikram, Hassan Jameel Asghar, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Balachander Krishnamurthy, Anirban Mahanti, Towards Seamless Tracking-Free Web: Improved Detection of Trackers via One-class Learning, in Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), 2017. [Slides][Watch]

  7. [eCrime’17]​ Shehroze Farooqi, Muhammad Ikram, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Fareed Zafar, Zubair Shafiq, Characterizing Key Stakeholders in an Online Black-Hat Marketplace, in IEEE eCrime Research Summit, 2017.

  8. [IMC’16]​ Muhammad Ikram, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Suranga Seneviratne, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Vern Paxson, An analysis of the Privacy and Security Risks of Android VPN Permission-enabled Apps, in ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), 2016. [Slides]. Media Coverage (complete list): EFF, ITWire, Slashdot, Security Week, ABC News, TheRegister, Technology Decisions, SHM, …

  9. [CoNEXT’14]​ Muhammad Ikram, Hassan Asghar, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, Anirban Mahanti, On the Intrusiveness of JavaScript on the Web, in Proceedings of the 2014 CoNEXT on Student Workshop, 2014.

Technical Reports

  1. Muhammad Ikram, Lucky Onwuzurike, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, M Zubair Shafiq, Combating Fraud in Online Social Networks: Characterizing and Detecting Facebook Like Farms, arXiv:1506.00506v3, 2016.

  2. Muhammad Ikram, Lucky Onwuzurike, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, M Zubair Shafiq, Spying on Spammers: Tracking Like Farm Accounts on Facebook, arXiv:1506.00506, 2015. [in media, The Register]

  3. Shehroze Farooqi, Muhammad Ikram, Gohar Irfan, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Mohamed Ali Kaafar, M Zubair Shafiq, Fareed Zaffar, Characterizing Seller-Driven Black-Hat Marketplaces, arXiv:1505.01637, 2015.