Research

Research Interests: Usable Privacy, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, UI and UX Design

My research focuses primarily on the design and development of usable privacy protection mechanisms. I completed my PhD in Computer Science from Lancaster University, UK, in July 2017, under the supervision of Dr Jose Such where my work focused on developing more user-friendly access control mechanisms in social media sites. Our work was featured in the IEEE Xplore Innovation Spotlight, in January 2018, as a “positive step in implementing social media access control”.

Since finishing my PhD, I have worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at University of New South Wales in Australia for a year between July 2017 and July 2018. In my time there, I collaborated on a project which advocates the use of disposable identities (or “Avatars”) when registering for online services, in order to protect our privacy. Our project was awarded as the best performing team in the ON Prime 4 program run by CSIRO in 2018.

In July 2018, I have started working as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Software Research (ISR) in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in July 2018 where I am currently working on the Personalized Privacy Assistants (PPA) project under the supervision of Prof. Norman Sadeh.

My complete CV can be found here.