Hamed Haddadi @ EECS, QMUL     QMUL

Senior Lecturer in Digital Media

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK

email : hamed.haddadi@qmul.ac.uk (or hh318@cl.cam.ac.uk)   PGP key
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 3436
Availability: Google Calendar
Research blog
twitter: @realhamed
Biography: here , CV
Code: GitHub
Research Interests: Networked Systems, Social Computing, Privacy, Sensing, IoT

I am often looking for talented PhD students and hosting research fellows/visitors/interns interested in the above areas. If you are considering doing a PhD in London or looking for hosting of your fellowship, drop me a line! If you are a corporation looking for collaboration on research in these areas, also drop me a line. We often have potential opportunities for joint/sponsored PhD studentships or grants. We currently have a number of funded positions on the MAT programme and the China Scholarship Council


  • The full video from our EPSRC IoT Research-in-the-wild Connected Seeds and Sensors project is now available online.

  • Mohammad Malekzadeh Joins us to start his PhD on Developing privacy-preserving personal data analytics and interaction using the Human Data Interaction framework from January 2017 on the Databox project.

  • Our paper "Kissing Cuisines: Exploring Worldwide Culinary Habits on the Web", with Sina Sajadmanesh, Sina Jafarzadeh, Seyed Ali Ossia, Hamid R. Rabiee, Yelena Mejova, Mirco Musolesi, and Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, has been accepted at the Web Science track at the 26th International World Wide Web conference, 3-7 April, 2017, Perth, Western Australia. Paper available on arXiv, October 2016, contact us for the dataset. (paper , MIT Tech Review, Sciences et Avenir, France24, ReachMD, NEXO, Independent)

  • Sandra Servia Joins our team as a postdoctoral researcher from October 2016 on the Databox project.

  • Our paper "Kissing Cuisines: Exploring Worldwide Culinary Habits on the Web", with Sina Sajadmanesh, Sina Jafarzadeh, Seyed Ali Ossia, Hamid R. Rabiee, Yelena Mejova, Mirco Musolesi, Emiliano De Cristofaro, and Gianluca Stringhini, has been covered on MIT Technology Review, Sciences et Avenir, ReachMD, NEXO, Independent.

  • Our paper on "Human-Data Interaction" with Richard Mortier, Tristan Henderson, Derek McAuley, Jon Crowcroft, Andy Crabtree, has been published in the Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed. (Website, paper)

  • Our paper "Personal Data Management with the Databox: What’s Inside the Box?" with Richard Mortier, Jianxin Zhao, Jon Crowcroft, Liang Wang, Qi Li, Yousef Amar, Andy Crabtree, James Colley, Tom Lodge, Tosh Brown, Derek McAuley, Chris Greenhalgh, has been accepted to the ACM CoNEXT Cloud-Assisted Networking workshop (CAN 2016), December 12, 2016, Irvine, California.

  • Victor Loux Joins us to start his PhD on Interaction with personal digital memories from September 2016 on the Databox project.

  • I have been promoted to Senior Lecturer (~Associate professor) in Digital Media in EECS School, Queen Mary University of London.

  • Come join the Databox Project: Postdoctoral Research Assistant position on data sensing, aggregation, and applications’ aspects of the EPSRC Databox Project (advert, closes 10-Sep-2016)

  • Sensor hardware design and code for the IoT Connected Seeds project is now available on https://github.com/nandadoes/cs-sensor-unit.

  • I am joining the Steering Committee of the ACM SIGCOMM CoNext conference from August 2016. Consider submitting to, and attending this great conference!

  • Please consider submitting your papers to our special research topics appearing in Frontiers (in Digital Health): Digital Data for Nutrition, Healthy Eating and Exercise by 30th November 2016.

  • Our paper "Enabling the New Economic Actor: Data Protection, the Digital Economy, and the Databox" with Andy Crabtree Tom Lodge James Colley Chris Greenhalgh, Richard Mortier, has been accepted to appear in Springer Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (PUC) (paper).

  • Our paper "A First Look at User Activity on Tinder", with Gareth Tyson, Claudiu Perta, Hamed Haddadi and Micheal Seto, has been covered by The Washington Post and MIT Technology Review, Independent, NYmag, MailOnline, ELLE, Business Insider, VICE, Cosmopolitan. The paper has been accepted to the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2016), San Francisco, CA, USA (paper).

  • Our paper "Ad-Blocking and Counter Blocking: A Slice of the Arms Race", with Rishab Nithyanand, Sheharbano Khattak, Mobin Javed, Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, Marjan Falahrastegar, Julia E. Powles, Emiliano De Cristofaro, and Steven J. Murdoch, has been accepted to the 6th USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI '16), August 2016, Austin, TX, USA (paper, Blog post, 35% acceptance rate).

  • We have an international fully-funded PhD studentship on Normative Foundations of Privacy-Preserving Practices in the Internet of Things, to start September 2016 or shortly after. See the Advert and apply by June 1st.

  • We have an international fully-funded PhD studentship on the Databox Project, to start September 2016 or shortly after. See the Advert and apply by May 15th.

  • We have been awarded over £1.2m from the EPSRC to launch the Databox project from October 2016!

  • We have won a Microsoft Azure Research Award for performing large-scale machine learning with Matt Purver. Many thanks Azure!

  • Our paper "Fetishizing Food in Digital Age: #foodporn Around the World", with Yelena Mejova and Sofiane Abbar, has been accepted to the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2016), May 2016, Cologne, Germany (paper, webpage, MIT Technology Review, CNN, GIZMODO, 17% acceptance rate).

  • We have 3 papers accepted to ACM Digital Health 2016 conference, including two on using Deep Learning and CNNs for image recognition in the wild. Please check them out in my publications page.

  • Our paper "Tracking Personal Identifiers Across the Web" with Marjan Falahrastegar, Steve Uhlig, and Richard Mortier, has been accepted to the Passive and Active Measurement conference (PAM 2016), 31 March-1 April 2016, Crete, Greece.

  • Yousef Amar Joins the Centre for Intelligent Sensing to start his PhD from January 2016 on the Databox.

  • Nanda Khaorapapong Joins us as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Connected Seeds and Sensors project.

  • Our Alan Turing Institute "Symposium on Responsible, Ethics-Aware Research & Innovation in Data Science" will take place on 22-23 March 2016.

  • SensingKit v0.2.0 for Android is now available with support for Bluetooth sensor and Android Studio 1.3. New iOS version with support for iBeacon / Eddystone / AltBeacon is also now available. Minos also won the Marconi Society Best Poster Award.

    Upcoming Events (Program/Organising Committee):

  • ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2017 (IMC 2017)

  • ACM SIGCOMM 2017

  • ACM SIGCOMM 2017 Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications (MECOMM’2017)

  • ACM SIGCOMM 2017 Reproducibility Workshop (Reproducibility’17)

  • 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2017)

  • UK Next Generation Networking Multi-Service Networks 2017

  • 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2017)

  • 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2017 , User Modeling, Personalization, and Experience track)

  • 7th ACM International Conference on Digital Health (DH 2017)

  • Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA 2017)

  • Third International IEEE Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (CLaw 2017)

  • 9th IEEE International Workshop on Network Science for Communication Networks (NetSciCom 2017)