I am an assistant professor of computer science at UMass, where I joined in Fall 2014. My area of research is network security and privacy, which includes problems such as Internet censorship resistance, statistical traffic analysis, location privacy, and privacy in next-generation network architectures. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012, where I was advised by Nikita Borisov. I was a postdoctoral scholar for two years at the University of Texas at Austin, honored to work with Vitaly Shmatikov, before joining UMass in 2014. 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.