Researcher, writer, developer, and hacker.
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I build things. I like to be challenged. I go after hard software systems problems. I find peace in academic writing. I strive to be a successful entrepreneur. Ask me about my side projects and hacks.
I received my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) under the mentorship of Konstantin Beznosov and Matei Ripeanu. My thesis presented one of the first security analyses of malicious socialbots on the web.
I'm interested in the security and privacy of social and information networks, with an emphasis on problems that broadly impact the way people use technology and the Internet.
Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains
(Mis)use of Bitcoin, off-the-counter marketplaces, blockchain analysis
Mobile data-at-rest encryption, (mis)use of crypto APIs
Big Data and Security Analytics
Enterprise logs, Internet-wide IP scanning
Socialbots, single sign-on
I'm presenting to the folks at PeckShield about ongoing CIBR research.
I'm leading the new blockchain research initiative at QCRI.
Ildar Muslukhov, Yazan Boshmaf, and Konstantin Beznosov
Proc. of 11th ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security
AsiaCCS ’18, Songdo, Incheon, Korea, Jun 2018
Mihai Budiu, Rebecca Isaacs, Derek Murray, Gordon Plotkin, Paul Barham, Samer Al-Kiswany, Yazan Boshmaf, Qingzhou Luo, and Alexandr Andoni
Proc. of 2016 Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization
EGPGV ’16, Groningen, the Netherlands, Jun 2016
Yazan Boshmaf, Dionysios Logothetis, Georgos Siganos, Jorge Lería, Jose Lorenzo, Matei Ripeanu, and Konstantin Beznosov
Proc. of 2015 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium
NDSS ’15, San Diego, CA, Feb 2015
Yazan Boshmaf, Ildar Muslukhov, Konstantin Beznosov, and Matei Ripeanu
Proc. of 27th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference
ACSAC ’11, Orlando, FL, Dec 2011 — outstanding paper award
Thomas Willhalm, Nicolae Popovici, Yazan Boshmaf, Hasso Plattner, Alexander Zeier, and Jan Schaffner
Proc. of the VLDB Endowment
Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 385-394, Aug 2009