Haaroon Yousaf




I am a second 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). Majority of my collaborations are with my colleague George Kappos.

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.


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


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


If you have any projects that I may be intested in and you'd like advise on, Please get in contact. If I have the time (and interest) we may be able to work something out.


University College London
Dept. of Computer Science
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Desk Phone: +44 (0)2 7679 3495(Honestly I dont really pick this up)

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

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