Zubair Shafiq

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa
Office: 201J MacLean Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1419

Email: zubair-shafiq@uiowa.edu
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Research Interests

My research involves measurement and modeling of emerging privacy and security threats in networked computer systems. I am particularly interested in using machine learning to counter online tracking and surveillance. Current research topics:

  • Privacy & Security (Web, Mobile, IoT, Social Media)

  • Networked Systems (Browsers, CDN, Cellular, Video)


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Recent Publications


Our research is supported by the National Science Foundation, Data Transparency Lab, UI Research Foundation, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Minim, Verizon Digital Media Services, Facebook, Nokia, Futurewei, and Siemens.