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, blockchain analytics
Dark Web (over Tor)
Structure and content analytics, marketplaces
Mobile data-at-rest encryption, (mis)use of crypto APIs
Socialbots, single sign-on
I'm presenting at ARES 2023. See you in Benevento!
Mashael Al Sabah, Mohamed Nabeel, Euijin Choo, and Yazan Boshmaf
Proc. of 25th Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses
RAID ’22, Limassol, Cyprus, Oct 2022
Yazan Boshmaf, Charitha Elvitigala, Husam Al Jawaheri, Primal Wijesekera, and Mashael Al Sabah
Proc. of 15th ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security
AsiaCCS ’20, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct 2020
Ildar Muslukhov, Yazan Boshmaf, and Konstantin Beznosov
Proc. of 13th ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security
AsiaCCS ’18, Songdo, Incheon, Korea, Jun 2018
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