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

Yasmeen Rashidi

Yasmeen is a second-year Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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

 

John Stein

John Stein is a Ph.D. 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 media

 

 

Undergraduate Students

EJ Seong

EJ Seong is currently a senior studying Computer Science with a focus on the privacy of IoT, minoring in mathematics and pursuing Master program. EJ is researching about protecting the microphone of a device from malicious users.

 

 

 

Alumni

  • Shirin Nilizadeh, Former PhD student, now an Assistnad professor at University texax arlington
  • 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
  • Qatrunnada Ismail, Former Phd student, now at King Saud University
  • Zahid Rahman, Former master student, now at amazon
  • Tousif ahmed, Former postdoctoral scholar, now at SanSung
  • 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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