Hi! My name is Ali and I am a second year Ph.D. student in computer science at Northeastern University's Khoury College. I am extremely fortunate to be co-advised by Alan Mislove and Christo Wilson.

I am interested in identifying and mitigating instances of bias and discriminatory behavior in machine learning algorithms in the wild – such as Facebook's ad delivery system.



Before coming to Boston, I got my master's degree in computer science at Saarland University, where I spent some time working in Krishna Gummadi's Networked Systems group at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. Back home in Lahore, Pakistan, I did my undergrad in computer science at FAST-NUCES.

My Twitter handle is the name of the neighborhood in Lahore where I grew up. The font for all headings on this homepage is inspired by Ed Ruscha – whose typography I love.