Current Research

My current research is on Blockchain applications. I am working on countering double spending attacks on blockchains and analyzing the attack surface of this technology.

Past Research

Studiying presence of collusion networks and reputationa manipulation on social networks. Analyzed social network space for presence of collusion networks, fake popularity, black markets, privacy breaches and their impacts


  • Saad et al., Towards Characterizing Blockchain-based Cryptocurrencies for Highly-Accurate Predictions. International Workshop on Hot Topics in Pervasive Mobile and Online Social Networking, HotPOST 2018 (in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2018 ), Honolulu, HI, USA, April 16, 2018.

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  • Saad et al., Countering Double Spending in Next-Generation Blockchains.IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018 Kansas City, MO, USA, 20-24 May 2018.

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  • "Towards Detecting Collusion Networks and Reputation Manipulation on Twitter" (MS Thesis)

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