Haaroon Yousaf | UCL

Doctoral Researcher - University College London - Information Security Group - Department of Computer Science


I am a fourth year Computer Science PhD student/research scientist in the Information Security Group at UCL (University College London). Researching Cryptocurrencies and Underground Markets under the supervision of Professor Sarah Meiklejohn and Professor Jens Groth, supported by the EU 2020 project and the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3).

My history is as follows, I completed a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Cambridge under supervision of Dr Richard Clayton. My project was on “Discerning Patterns in the Compromise of Websites”. I completed an undergraduate degree in Computer Science with Industrial Experience at Queen Mary, University of London. With my thesis under the supervision of Dr Paulo Oliva.

For my industrial year I worked as a full time technical analyst at Goldman Sachs where I delivered multiple projects into production.


Much of my research is done in collaboration with my colleagues Sarah Meiklejohn and George Kappos.

Other research papers done by my colleagues can be found here http://blockchains.cs.ucl.ac.uk/


I’ve given talks at Chainalysis, Elliptic, Interpol, UCL, WorkOnBlockchain, Kings College London, London Blockchain PhD Meetup, The Initiative For CryptoCurrencies & Contracts (IC3), Conferences (USENIX, AFT) and probobaly others I cant remember.



I’ve written and co-written a number of blog posts you may find on the internet, some of which include


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Majority of my supervisions are with my amazing one-of-a-kind colleagues George Kappos and Sarah Meiklejohn.


A list of some of the events I've been to in reverse chronological order.


Sorry I very busy right now, no can do.


Malet Place Engineering Building
University College London
Dept. of Computer Science
Gower Street
United Kingdom

Desk Phone: The desk phone has mysteriously vanished! Ow no!

Email: h[dot]yousaf[at]ucl[dot]ac[dot]uk

Here is another,me during the rona.

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