Muhammad Ahmad Bashir
Ph.D Student

Northeastern University
College of Computer & Information Science
266 West Village H
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115

ahmad (at) ccs (dot) neu (dot) edu
[CV]

Bio

I am a third year Ph.D student at College of Computer & Information Science, Northeastern University. My advisors are Christo Wilson and Alan Mislove. I completed my undergradute in Computer Science from School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences , Lahore, Pakistan.

My research interests include systems security and privacy. I have worked on anomaly detection and finding ways to limit service abuse. Currently, I am focused on understanding the ecosystem of online advertisement in order to make it transparent to the end users.

Education

  • College of Computer & Information Science, Northeastern University (September 2014 - Present)
    Ph.D Student

  • School of Science and Engineering, LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan (October 2008 - June 2012)
    BS, Computer Science

Publications

  • "Recommended For You": A First Look at Content Recommendation Networks
    Muhammad Ahmad Bashir, Sajjad Arshad and Christo Wilson
    In Proceedings of ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC'16), Santa Monica, CA, USA, November 2016.
    [PDF] [BibTeX] [Slides] [Dataset]

  • Tracing Information Flows Between Ad Exchanges Using Retargeted Ads
    Muhammad Ahmad Bashir, Sajjad Arshad, William Robertson, and Christo Wilson
    In Proceedings of the 25th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security'16), Austin, TX, USA, August 2016.
    [PDF] [BibTeX] [Slides] [Dataset]

  • Strength in Numbers: Robust Tamper Detection in Crowd Computations
    Bimal Viswanath, Muhammad Ahmad Bashir, Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Simon Bouget, Saikat Guha, Krishna P. Gummadi, Aniket Kate, and Alan Mislove
    In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN'15), Palo Alto, CA, USA, November 2015.
    [PDF] [BibTeX] (Best Paper Award)

  • Preserving Privacy in Collaborative Business Process Composition
    Hassaan Irshad, Basit Shafiq, Jaideep Vaidya, Muhammad Ahmad Bashir, Shafay Shamail, and Nabil Adam
    In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT '15), Colmar, France, July 2015.
    [PDF] [BibTeX] (Best Paper Award)

  • Towards Detecting Anomalous User Behavior in Online Social Networks
    Bimal Viswanath, Muhammad Ahmad Bashir, Mark Crovella, Saikat Guha, Krishna Gummadi, Balachander Krishnamurthy, and Alan Mislove
    In Proceedings of the 23rd USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security'14), San Diego, CA, USA, August 2014.
    [PDF] [BibTeX] [Slides]

Work Experience

  • Facebook
    Security Engineering Intern
    Summer 2016

  • Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany
    Research Intern
    Advisor : Dr. Krishna Gummadi

  • School of Science and Engineering, LUMS, Pakistan
    Research Assistant
    Advisor : Dr. Basit Shafiq