M. Hammad Mazhar

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PhD Student,
The University of Iowa
15 Maclean Hall
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
E-mail: muhammadhammad-mazhar [@] uiowa [DOT] edu
Twitter: @HmdMazhar

About me

I received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan, in 2016. I am enrolled in the PhD program under the supervision of Prof. M. Zubair Shafiq at UIowa. I work at the Internet Research Lab


My research is at the intersection of networking and machine learning, where I apply machine learning tools into networking problems such as management, monitoring and security. My recent work includes using machine learning for video QoE monitoring for encrypted video streaming, root case analyis of video QoE impairments in cellular networks and IoT device fingerprinting at the home gateway. I am currently looking into studying how compromised IoT devices may be detected early at the home gateway and how cellular networks can improve mobile adaptive bitrate video steaming using their global network view.


My industrial collaborators include:

  • Minim

  • AT&T

  • Nokia

  • Futurewei

Recent News

  • My work titled Characterizing Smart Home IoT Traffic in the Wild has been accepted for publication at ACM/IEEE Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI) 2020.

  • I recently completed a summer internship with Minim, developing prototypes for detecting anomalous network traffic behavior in Smart Home IoT devices.

Recent Publications

Full list of publications.
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