Mar 302014

Vanessa Boothroyd successfully defended her MA-HCI thesis this week- yaay Vanessa!

Mar 222014

Masters students Sana Maqsood and Stephanie Hurtado have been selected to attend the 2014 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop in Santa Clara, California this April.

Both Sana and Stephanie will be presenting posters showcasing some of their research. Sana’s involves authentication on flexible displays and Stephanie’s investigates the usable security of mobile encrypted chat tools.

Mar 212014

Several members of our group will be presenting their research at the 2014 GRAND annual conference in May.

Sana Maqsood has an RNote short paper on A First Exploration of a Gesture Based Authentication Scheme for Flexible Displays.

Hala Assal has an RNote short paper on Tor for All: A Usability Study of Tor-enabled Mobile Apps.

Leah Zhang-Kennedy and Christine Mekhail have a poster entitled Visualizations to Teach about Mobile Online Privacy.

Vanessa Boothroyd has a poster entitled Older Adults’ Perception of Online Risk.

Mar 152014

We will be attending Persuasive Technology 2014 in Padua Italy in May.

Leah Zhang-Kennedy will be presenting her full-length paper “Stop clicking on “update later”: Persuading users they need up-to-date antivirus protection”. She will also be presenting at the Doctoral Consortium.

Our poster, entitled “Visualizations to Teach about Mobile Online Privacy”, by Christine Mekhail and Leah Zhang-Kennedy was also accepted for presentation.

Mar 102014

Two of our Masters students have successfully secured internship positions. Stephanie Hurtado and Ahsan Imran will be gaining industry experience at Blackberry and Espial Group.

Feb 102014

Sana Maqsood submission to the 2014 CHI Student Research Competition has been accepted. She will present her paper, Shoulder Surfing Susceptibility of Bend Passwords, in Toronto in May.

Feb 032014

Leah Zhang-Kennedy’s paper entitled “Stop clicking on “update later”: Persuading users they need up-to-date antivirus protection” has just been accepted at Persuasive Technology 2014, which will be held in Padua, Italy in May.

Jan 262014

Our paper, “Survey on the Fate of Digital Footprints after Death”, was recently accepted at USEC 2014, co-located with NDSS.

Dec 152013

Things are starting to come together nicely… the rooms are built, the furniture is in… now we just need equipment!

Dec 102013

We are very excited to have the renovations begin in the CHORUS lab. The first step was to label everything for removal, then painting, then the new walls started coming up. We’re trying hard to stay out of the way of the construction workers, but we keep going to peek to see the progress! When all is done, it’ll have 3 rooms set up for running experiments and an open-space for group stuff.