Umar Iqbal

Umar Iqbal

Pronouns: He/him/his
Assistant Professor

Computer Science & Engineering

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    McKelvey Hall, Room 1033


PhD, University of Iowa, 2021
BS, National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Pakistan, 2013


Improving user privacy and security on the internet


Umar Iqbal's research interests are in security and privacy. His research takes a data-driven approach to improve user privacy and security on the internet. He is particularly interested in building defenses against prevalent threats on the internet, preemptively anticipating and mitigating threats in emerging technologies, and exploring defenses that leverage law and policy.    


Professor Iqbal will join the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in Fall 2023. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Washington. He is a recipient of CRA/NSF Computing Innovation Fellowship (2021), University of Iowa Research Excellence Award (2021) and CSAW Best Applied Research Award (3rd place, 2020).