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Boston, MA 02115

Biography

Muzammil Abdul Rehman is a PhD candidate studying systems and networks at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science under the supervision of Professor David Choffnes. Before coming to Northeastern in the Fall of 2015, Muzammil attended Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Muzammil’s research is focused on the discovery and implementation of tools and techniques that improve the privacy, reliability, and security of real world systems. At Northeastern, he participates in the Social Networks Group in the College of Computer and Information Science, and his current research focuses on leveraging information from unreliable geolocation services to develop a reliable router geolocation scheme that maps routers to countries.

Education

  • BS in Computer Science, Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore – Pakistan

About Me

  • Hometown: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Field of Study: Systems and Networks – Privacy and Security
  • PhD Advisor: David Choffnes

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

I joined CCIS in Fall 2015 under the supervision of Professor David Choffnes. My current research focuses on leveraging information from unreliable geolocation services to develop a reliable router geolocation scheme that maps routers to countries.

What are your research interests?

I’m generally interested in projects involving privacy and security of systems with the practical engineering of real world systems. Over the last few years, my primary research interests have focused on building tools and techniques to improve the performance, reliability and security of real world systems, including operating systems, networks and cloud data centers.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

User privacy.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

Interpreting the results.