Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science, UCL
Shehar Bano received her Ph.D. degree in “Characterization of Internet Censorship from Multiple Perspectives” from the University of Cambridge in 2017. She was an Honorary Cambridge Trust Scholar, and was awarded the Mary Bradburn Scholarship by the British Federation of Women Graduates for her research work. Bano has interned at ICSI, UC Berkeley in 2012 and 2013 and received her Master’s degree in Computer and Communication Security from National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan in 2013 for which she was awarded the President’s Gold Medal. Bano’s research interests centre on networked systems, particularly in the context of security and measurement. She has worked on Intrusion Detection Systems and wrote an open-source software for botnet detection and is currently working on the design, scalability and applications of blockchains as part of the EU DECODE and EPSRC Glass Houses projects. She is also interested in measurement and characterization of IP liveness via active Internet scans, and is involved in other areas of reasearch such as understanding online ecosystems, focusing on propaganda in online media.