About Me

Hello World! I’m Taha. I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Washington and Lee University. I completed my PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I advised by Chris Kanich. Before joining UIC in 2015, I completed my BS in electrical engineering from the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.

Research Summary

My research interests are broadly in the areas of security, privacy and human-computer interaction (HCI). I specifically use data-driven methods to understand human factors in security and to create systems which improve the overall security and usability of the Internet. Recently, I have developed an interest in cognitive science and computer science education research and I plan to extend my future work in these domains. 

Recent Updates

  • Fall 2019: Joined the ERSP program team at UIC to mentor undergraduate students

  • Summer 2019: Interning at Verisign Labs, Reston VA.

  • Summer 2019: Teaching CS-211 Programming Practicum at UIC

  • Media Coverage: Is your VPN secure? Read Article Here

  • Publication: Empirical Analysis of Commercial VPNs (IMC 2018)

  • Poster: Making Retrospective Data Management Usable  (SOUPS 2018)

  • Publication: Longitudinal Data Management in Cloud Storage  (CHI 2018)