Haaroon Yousaf

Doctoral Researcher - University College London - Information Security Group - Department of Computer Science



I am a third year Computer Science PhD student in the Information Security Group at UCL (University College London). Researching Cryptocurrencies and Underground Markets under the supervision of Dr Sarah Meiklejohn (in the past with Professor Jens Groth), supported by the EU 2020 project. I am also apart of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3).

My history is as follows, I completed a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Cambridge under supervision of Dr Richard Clayton. My project was on “Discerning Patterns in the Compromise of Websites”. I completed an undergraduate degree in Computer Science with Industrial Expereince at Queen Mary, University of London. With my thesis under the supervision of Dr Paulo Oliva.

For my industrial year I worked as a full time technical analyst at Goldman Sachs.


Much of my research is done in collaboration with my colleagues Sarah Meiklejohn and George Kappos.

Other research papers done by my colleagues can be found here http://blockchains.cs.ucl.ac.uk/


I’ve given talks at Elliptic, WorkOnBlockchain, Kings College London, London Blockchain PhD Meetup, Interpol, UCL and probobaly others I cant remember.


Learn the basics of multi-input clustering in cryptocurrencies

Slides for An Empirical Analysis of Anonymity in Zcash Talk

Slides for Tracing Transactions Across Cryptocurrency Ledgers


TA unless otherwise stated

Majority of my supervisions are with my colleagues George Kappos and Sarah Meiklejohn.


A list of some of the events I've been to in reverse chronological order.


Sorry I very busy right now, no can do.


622 Malet Place Engineering Building
University College London
Dept. of Computer Science
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Desk Phone: The desk phone has mysteriously vanished! Ow no!

Email: h[dot]yousaf[at]ucl[dot]ac[dot]uk

You can click here to see what I may look like when I try to dress nice.

Here is another, more HD photo of me covering my head with a cap. I find caps are a necessary piece of head wear for privacy and retaining heat, thus I often wear one each day in all permitted occasions.