Haaroon Yousaf | UCL | Chorograph

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

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

In 2020 I also co-founded a small start-up called Chorograph with my colleague Ben Steer from Queen Mary. Our specialty is distributed temporal graph analytics, since most platforms are either too slow or cannot perform this kind of analysis. Come say hello.

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 Experience 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.

Publications

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/

Talks

I’ve given talks at Elliptic, WorkOnBlockchain, Kings College London, London Blockchain PhD Meetup, Interpol, UCL, The Initiative For CryptoCurrencies & Contracts (IC3), Chainalysis, Conferences (USENIX, AFT) and probobaly others I cant remember.

Slides

Blogposts

I’ve written and co-written a number of blog posts you may find on the internet, some of which include

Teaching

TA unless otherwise stated

Majority of my supervisions are with my amazing one-of-a-kind colleagues George Kappos and Sarah Meiklejohn.

Events

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

Consulting

Sorry I very busy right now, no can do.

Contact

Address
Malet Place Engineering Building
University College London
Dept. of Computer Science
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
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,me during the rona.

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