I am an assistant professor of computer science at UMass Amherst since Fall 2014.
My general area of research is network security and privacy, and I particularly work on problems
such as Internet
censorship resistance, statistical network traffic analysis, covert communications,
and privacy of emerging network architectures and protocols.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 (advised by Nikita Borisov) and I was a postdoctoral scholar for two years at the University of Texas at Austin, honored to work with Vitaly Shmatikov. I also earned my M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from the Electrical Engineering Department of Sharif University of Technology.
I received a Google Faculty Research Award in 2015 and an NSF CAREER Award in 2016.