Umar Farooq, LUMS BS Computer Science student has received a fully-funded scholarship from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC) to pursue his Master’s in the University's prestigious Computer Science Programme. Umar plans to work with Dr. Carl Gunter and Dr. Mathew Caesars group on computer systems. Additionally, he has also received fully-funded admission offers from the University of Wisconsin, University of Texas, University of Maryland and North Eastern University.
Umar is currently working as a researcher in the Systems Group at LUMS. His work involves an in-depth analysis of the online advertising ecosystem and its privacy implications. Before joining LUMS, Umar was the head boy of Garrison School for Boys, Lahore. In his free time, Umar likes to play tennis.