Category: Privacy

Postdoctoral Position

The Privacy Lab has a postdoc position available in collaboration with the IU Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory to study decision making related to photo sharing on social media.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences (PBS

NSF $450K (IU: $160K) Award to Study “Tangible Privacy: User-Centric Sensor Designs for Assured Privacy”

High-fidelity, and often privacy-invasive, sensors are now becoming pervasive in our everyday environments. At home, digital assistants can constantly listen for instructions and security cameras can be on the lookout for unusual activity. Whereas once an individual’s physical actions, in …

NSF $500K Award to Study “Socio-Technical Strategies for Enhancing Privacy in Photo Sharing”

With the rise of digital photography and social networking, people are capturing and sharing photos on social media at an unprecedented rate. Such sharing may lead to privacy concerns for the people captured in such photos, e.g., in the context …

Paper on Privacy and Assistive Technologies for the Visually Impaired to be Presented at UbiComp 2018

The emergence of augmented reality and computer vision based tools offer new opportunities to visually impaired persons (VIPs). Solutions that help VIPs in social interactions by providing information (age, gender, attire, expressions etc.) about people in the vicinity are becoming

Paper “You don’t want to be the next meme” Presented at SOUPS 2018

Pervasive photography and the sharing of photos on social media pose a significant challenge to undergraduates’ ability to manage their privacy. Drawing from an interview-based study, we find undergraduates feel a heightened state of being surveilled by their peers and

Paper ‘Viewer Experience of Obscuring Scene Elements in Photos to Enhance Privacy’ to be Presented at ACM CHI ’18

With the rise of digital photography and social networking, people are sharing personal photos online at an unprecedented rate. In addition to their main subject matter, photographs often capture various incidental information that could harm people’s privacy. In our paper

Paper ‘Challenges in Transitioning from Civil to Military Culture: Hyper-Selective Disclosure through ICTs’ to be Presented at CSCW ’18

A critical element for a successful transition is the ability to disclose, or make known, one’s struggles. In our paper ‘Challenges in Transitioning from Civil to Military Culture: Hyper-Selective Disclosure through ICTs’ we explore the transition disclosure practices of Reserve …

Paper ‘To Permit or Not to Permit, That is the Usability Question’ Presented at PETS ’17

Millions of apps available to smartphone owners request various permissions to resources on the devices including sensitive data such as location and contact information. Disabling permissions for sensitive resources could improve privacy but can also impact the usability of apps …

Paper ‘Cartooning for Enhanced Privacy in Lifelogging and Streaming Videos’ Presented at CV-COPS ’17

In the paper ‘Cartooning for Enhanced Privacy in Lifelogging and Streaming Videos’, we describe an object replacement approach whereby privacy-sensitive objects in videos are replaced by abstract cartoons taken from clip art. We used a combination of computer vision, deep …

Paper ‘Was My Message Read?’ Presented at CHI 17

Major online messaging services such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are starting to provide users with real-time information about when precipitants read their messages. This useful feature has the potential to negatively impact privacy as well as cause concern over …