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 leading the new blockchain research initiative at QCRI.
I'm presenting to teachers of ASD on blockchain technology.
I'm attending ACM WiSec 2018. See you in Stockholm!
I'm presenting at ACM AsiaCCS 2018. See you in Songdo!
I'm attending IEEE ICDE 2018. See you in Paris!
Our TÜBİTAK/QNRF grant proposal has been accepted.
I'm joining the 3rd Cybersecurity Experts Group meeting.
I'm co-presenting our Bitcoin/Tor privacy work at the FTC.
Our work on Bitcoin/Tor privacy has been covered by WIRED.
I'm speaking at the 6th Katara Tech Forum on Blockchain Technology.
Yazan Boshmaf, Matei Ripeanu, Konstantin Beznosov, and Elizeu Santos-Neto
Proc. 8th ACM Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Security
AI-Sec ’15, Denver, CO, Oct 2015
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, Konstantin Beznosov, and Matei Ripeanu
Proc. of 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining
ASONAM ’13, Niagara Falls, Canada, Aug 2013 — best paper award
Yazan Boshmaf, Ildar Muslukhov, Konstantin Beznosov, Matei Ripeanu
Proc. of 5th USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats
LEET ’12, San Jose, CA, Apr 2012
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