Muhammad Ikram

Muhammad Ikram

PhD Student,
Networks Group
CyberPhysical Systems Research Program
Data61, CSIRO



email: first{dot}last{@}data61{dot}csiro{dot}au
phone: +61 2 9490 5585

My Resume (PDF)

I am a PhD student in the department of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication at UNSW and Data61|CSIRO, Australia. My PhD advisor is Prof. Mohamed Ali (Dali) Kaafar. I am interested in malware analysis and data-driven investigation of privacy and security issues in the Web and mobile platforms.



  • 12/2017: WWW’18 accepts paper on Web data obfuscation, great job team: Rahat, Dinusha, and Dali
  • 09/2017: IEEE NCA accepts paper on mobile Ad-Blocking apps
  • 07/2017: Attended PETS’17 and presented the paper: Ikram et al., “Towards Seamless Tracking-Free Web: Improved Detection of Trackers“, [Watch]
  • 07/2017: Attended SOUPS’17 and presented the paper: Conway et al., “A Qualitative Investigation of Bank Employee Experiences of Information Security and Phishing”
  • 06/2017: ACM Transaction on Privacy and Security (TOPS) accepts paper on characterization and detection of Facebook Like Farms
  • 03/2017: eCrime’17 accepts paper on black-hat marketplaces
  • 08/2016: PRSS conference travel fund from UNSW. Thanks UNSW!
  • 08/2016: PETS’17 accepts paper on tracking-free Web browsing
  • 07/2016: ACM IMC accepts paper on security and privacy risks analysis of VPN-enabled Android apps
  • 10/2015: ACM student travel grant to attend ACM IMC’15 in Tokyo, Japan. Thanks ACM IMC!

PhD Thesis

  • Analysis and Design of Secure Privacy Preserving Systems [pdf-coming soon]

Research Projects

Publications (Complete List on Google Scholar)

Technical Reports


  • External reviewer: ACM IMC, PETS, AsiaCCS, WoWMoM, TPDS, ICC