Zubair Shafiq

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Iowa Informatics Initiative
The University of Iowa
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Academic CV

Research Interests

I lead the Internet Research Lab at Iowa. We are broadly interested in measurement and modeling of computer systems.

See our lab page for latest news and updates. We are actively researching the following topics:

  • Web Privacy (Ad-blocking, Anti-tracking, IoT, Mobile)

  • Social Networks (Anonymity, Cybercrime, Data Privacy, Personalization, Polarization)

  • Quality of Experience (Browsers, CDN, Cellular, Video)

I'm always looking for passionate and self-motivated graduate and undergradaute students to work on research projects. Email me if you are interested.

Selected Recent Publications


My research is supported by the National Science Foundation (including a CAREER award), Data Transparency Lab, UI Research Foundation, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Minim, Verizon Digital Media Services, Facebook, Nokia, Huawei, and Siemens.

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Tel: (319) 335-0713
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