I am an assistant professor of computer science at Stony Brook University. My research interests are in the general area of computer networking and network measurement. Specifically, I aim to use insights gained through measurement to improve the security, reliability and performance of networks.


  • Aug. 2014 - Information about CSE390 - Advanced Networks posted in the teaching section.
  • July 2014 - Ars Technica did a nice write up of Citizen Lab including some of my work.
  • July 2014 - My grant with Alberto Dainotti of CAIDA has been funded! Looking forward to doing some interesting research on detecting and studying BGP traffic interceptions in real time.
  • July 2014 - Our papers on identifying censorship blockpages and characterizing mobile virtual network operators have been accepted to IMC 2014! Congrats to Ben, Tzu-Wen, Ayon and Fatima.
  • June 2014 - Congrats to Abbas, Arash, and Rajesh on having a poster accepted to the SIGCOMM poster and demo session!
  • May 2014 - Our paper on characterizing targeted malware attacks will appear at Usenix Security in August!
  • Mar. 2014 - I’m in Toronto for the Cyber Dialogue conference. Looking forward to some interesting discussions!
  • Feb. 2014 - I've received a Google Research Award to help fund my research on Internet censorship. Thanks Google!
  • Jan. 2014 - My proposal Illuminating the Impacts of Internet Censorship with Principled Network Measurements has received the NSF CAREER award! Thanks NSF!
  • Dec. 2013 - I'm happy to report that results of our survey of network operators about their routing policies will be appearing in ACM Computer Communication Review next month!
  • Nov. 2013 - I will be presenting on a panel in the conference ``Known-Knowns and Unknowns about the Internet: Measuring the Economic, Social, and Governance Impact of the Web'' in DC this month.
  • Oct. 2013 - Happy to report our paper characterizing online advertising systems received the best paper award at IMC!


I am grateful to the following sponsors for supporting my research: