I'm a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of California, Davis where I'm advised by Professor Zubair Shafiq. My research interests involve the privacy and fairness aspects of AI in online systems.

Prior to joining UC Davis, I worked at the Technology for People Initiative Lab on projects related to online privacy and media analytics.


2023  Mar Awarded the GGCS Research Fellowship for Spring 2023.
2022  Dec We launched Nothing to Hide? A Data Privacy Podcast.
2022  Dec Attended the second annual ProperData Symposium at UC Irvine.
2022  Nov Attended the UC Noyce Initiative Symposium '22 at UC Santa Barbara.
2022  Oct Presented my research at the UC Davis Noyce Workshop.
2022  Aug My research was featured in the UC Davis College of Engineering News. Read about it here.
2022  Jun Presented at the Politics and Computational Social Science (PaCSS) conference at Harvard University.
2022  Jun Participated in and presented at the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) at the University of Pennsylvania.
2022  Jun Attended the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media '22 (ICWSM) in Atlanta.
2022  May Attended the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy '22 (Oakland) in San Francisco.
2021  Nov Attended the ProperData Symposium at UC Irvine.
2021  Oct HARPO: Learning to Subvert Online Behavioral Advertising was accepted at NDSS'22.
2021  Mar Joined the PhD program at UC Davis.
2021  Feb Left TPI Lab.


YouTube, The Great Radicalizer? Auditing and Mitigating Ideological Biases in YouTube Recommendations

Muhammad Haroon Anshuman Chhabra Xin Liu Prasant Mohapatra Zubair Shafiq Magdalena Wojcieszak

arXiv preprint, 2022

HARPO: Learning to Subvert Online Behavioral Advertising

Jiang Zhang Konstantinos Psounis Muhammad Haroon Zubair Shafiq

The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2022

Avengers Ensemble! Improving Transferability of Authorship Obfuscation

Muhammad Haroon Fareed Zaffar Padmini Srinivasan Zubair Shafiq

arXiv preprint, 2021

Talks + Podcasts

YouTube, The Great Radicalizer?

Politics and Computational Social Science Conference (PaCSS), Harvard University
Summer Institute in Computation Social Science (SICSS), University of Pennsylvania, 2022

How Social Media Algorithms Can Foster Political Radicalization

The Backdrop - A UC Davis Podcast, 2022

Offensive Privacy to Counter AdTech Surveillance

Nothing to Hide - A Data Privacy Podcast, 2022