• 138 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
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Personal profile


I am a researcher in privacy, cryptography and information security: 

Privacy :
* Quantifying privacy risks that may lead to user tracking
* Developing formal methods to assess privacy risks of released datasets 
* Developing algorithms for differentially private access to data

Cryptography :
* Protocols for private outsourced computation Protocols for secure multiparty computation 
* Constructing cryptographic primitives 
* Cryptanalysis

Information security:
* Observation resistant authentication protocols for unaided humans 
* Continuous/implicit authentication systems using behavioural biometrics 
* Mathematical attacks on authentication protocols

My research has involved different areas of mathematics such as number theory, computational geometry, information theory, probability, statistics and combinatorics, as well as different areas of computer science such as cryptography, differential privacy, algorithms, computational complexity and machine learning.

External positions

Research Scientist, CSIRO

Apr 2014 → …

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Projects 2018 2019

Privacy Preserving Data Sensing Algorithms

Asghar, H. & Tyler, P.


Project: Other

Research Outputs 2009 2019

  • 138 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 12 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 8 Article

A decade of mal-activity reporting: a retrospective analysis of Internet malicious activity blacklists

Zhao, B. Z. H., Ikram, M., Asghar, H. J., Kaafar, M. A., Chaabane, A. & Thilakarathna, K., Jul 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Asia Computer Communication and Security (AsiaCCS). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 193-205 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Learning systems
Machine tools

Fast privacy-preserving network function outsourcing

Asghar, H. J., De Cristofaro, E., Jourjon, G., Kaafar, M. A., Mathy, L., Melis, L., Russell, C. & Yu, M., 9 Nov 2019, In : Computer Networks. 163, p. 1-15 15 p., 106893.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Computer system firewalls
Local area networks

Private continual release of real-valued data streams

Perrier, V., Asghar, H. J. & Kaafar, D., 2019, Proceedings of the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, NDSS 2019. Internet Society, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Smart meters

Touch and you’re trapp(ck)ed: quantifying the uniqueness of touch gestures for tracking

Masood, R., Zhao, B. Z. H., Asghar, H. J. & Kaafar, M. A., 2018, In : Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies. 2018, 2, p. 122–142 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Touch screens
Application programs

BehavioCog: an observation resistant authentication scheme

Chauhan, J., Zhao, B. Z. H., Asghar, H. J., Chan, J. & Kaafar, M. A., 2017, Financial Cryptography and Data Security: 21st International Conference, FC 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Kiayias, A. (ed.). Springer, Springer Nature, Vol. 10322 LNCS. p. 39-58 20 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10322 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Touch screens
User Studies


ACM AsiaCCS 2019 Best Paper Award

Benjamin Zi Hao Zhao (Recipient), Muhammad Ikram (Recipient), Hassan Asghar (Recipient), Mohamed Ali Kaafar (Recipient), Chaabane Abdelberi (Recipient) & Kanchana Thilakarathna (Recipient), 10 Jul 2019

Prize: Other distinction

Secure communication