People

Faculty

 

Apu Kapadia

Apu Kapadia is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University Bloomington. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in October 2005. For his dissertation research on trustworthy communication, he received a four-year High-Performance Computer Science Fellowship from the Department of Energy. Following his doctorate, he joined Dartmouth College as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS), and then as a Member of Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Apu Kapadia is interested in topics related to computer security and privacy. He is particularly interested in accountable anonymity; pervasive, mobile, and wearable computing; human factors; crowdsourcing; and peer-to-peer networks. For his work on accountable anonymity, two of his papers were named as ‘Runners-up for PET Award 2009: Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies’. His work on privacy in the context of wearable cameras received an Honorable Mention Award at ACM CHI 2016. His work on usable privacy controls was given the ‘Honorable Mention Award (Runner-up for Best Paper)’ at the Conference on Pervasive Computing, 2007.

Apu Kapadia has received five NSF grants, including an NSF CAREER award in 2013, and a Google Research Award in 2014. He was also a recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award in 2013 and a Distinguished Alumni Educator Award from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. For the years 2015 and 2016, he was Program Co-Chair of the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the associated journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs).

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PhD students

Qatrunnada Ismail

Qatrunnada Ismail is currently a PhD student in the Computer Science program at Indiana University Bloomington. After receiving her Master’s degree in Computer Science in Indiana University Bloomington, she started working in the Privacy Lab under the supervision of professor Apu Kapadia. She is mainly interested in mobile security and privacy, privacy in social networks and crowdsourcing security.

 

Tousif Ahmed

Tousif Ahmed is currently a PhD student in Computer Science. He passed his undergraduate in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2012. After passing his undergraduate he worked on a research oriented software company for one year. His interests are mainly focused on accessible security and privacy for people with visual impairment, crowdsourcing security, usable security and privacy, security and privacy for wearable devices.  Personal Webpage

 

Yasmeen Rashidi

Yasmeen is a second year PhD student. She is interested in usable privacy and cross-cultural privacy.

 

 

Patrick Shaffer

Patrick is currently studying the interactions between anonymous and pseudo anonymous users and groups in social media.

 

 

Rakibul Hasan

Rakib is a PhD student in Computer Science. He completed his Bachelor in Computer Science from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He worked in the industry for three and a half years. His primary research interest is in applying computer vision techniques to improve privacy. He is also interested in machine learning, data mining, and augmented reality in general. Personal Webpage

 

Imtiaz Ahmad

Imtiaz Ahmad is a PhD student in Computer Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He completed his undergrad in Computer Science from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. His research interests are Human Computer Interaction, Usable Security, Crowd-sourcing Security, Security and Privacy for Wearable devices, Data mining and information retrieval. Personal Webpage

 

Taslima Akter

Taslima Akter is a PhD student in Computer Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. She completed her undergrad in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. After completing her undergraduate studies she worked as a lecturer at the University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her research interests are mainly focused on accessibility and privacy for people with visual impairment while sharing images on social media or with crowd-workers. She is also interested in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, and Social Media Privacy. Personal Webpage

 

Sanchari Das

Sanchari Das is a PhD Student in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. A security track researcher, her work includes studies in Usable Privacy and Security, User Experience, Social Media Research, and Human-Computer Interaction. Her dual Masters degrees were received from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and Indiana University Bloomington. She received her Bachelor’s in Computer Applications from The Heritage Academy, Kolkata, India and was a Gold-medalist in her batch. She has also interned in prestigious organizations including Infosys Limited and HCL Technologies.

 

John Stein

John Stein is a PhD student in Computer Science. He is interested in the intersection of Cybersecurity and Data Science. His research focus involves the use of AI/ML techniques toward the establishment of authenticity and/or integrity of digital medi

 

 

Undergraduate Students

EJ Seong

EJ Seong is a sophomore studying Computer Science with a focus on cyber security.

 

 

 

Alumni

  • Shirin Nilizadeh, Former PhD student, now Postdoc at UCSB
  • Robert Templeman, Former PhD student, now at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
  • Sameer Patil, Former PhD student, now an Assistant Professor at IU
  • Zheng Dong, Former PhD student, now at Microsoft
  • Greg Norcie, Former PhD student, now at CDT
  • Roman Schlegel, Former PhD student, now at ABB Corporate Research Center, Switzerland
  • Zahid Rahman, Former master student, now at Salesforce
  • Steven Armes, Former undergraduate student
  • Zhipeng Tian, Former undergraduate student
  • Paul Whalen,Former undergraduate student
  • Emily Fath, Former undergraduate student
  • Felicia Patel, Former undergraduate student
  • Grant Muterspaugh, Former undergraduate student
  • Tyler Dell, Former undergraduate student
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