Mir Masood Ali

PhD Student, University of Illinois Chicago


I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Chicago. I am advised by Chris Kanich and Jason Polakis.

My research focuses on evaluating the security and privacy mechanisms of web browsers and web applications. My work has resulted in the discovery of several practical privacy flaws that stem from the design and implementation of major frameworks and mechanisms. Through my work I aim to assist developers and researchers in identifying the privacy implications of their deployments for end users, and help them develop robust countermeasures.


May 2023 Excited to intern at Brave Software this summer!
Oct 2022 Paper on evaluating browser mechanisms for tracking vectors was accepted at NDSS 2023.