Starting Fall 2024, I will be an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. That means:
📢 I’ll be recruiting Ph.D. students for Fall 2024!
If you’re interested in designing and building human-centered solutions for privacy, or developer tools for social good, let’s connect! Read my research statement to learn more about my research interests and research philosophy. I also have new projects studying the emerging privacy issues in human-LLM interactions. Read my recent preprint to learn more.
My research interests lie at the intersection of HCI, privacy, and software engineering. I strive to address the increasing privacy issues in software systems by making it easier for developers to recognize, mitigate, and communicate privacy risks in the systems they program. I apply a human-centered lens to study the challenges developers face with regard to privacy, and I design, build, and evaluate IDE plugins to tackle these challenges by breaking down privacy responsibilities into lightweight annotating tasks, making privacy-enhancing considerations and actions part of the normal development process. My work has been recognized with an ACM CHI best paper honorable mention award and supported in part by a CMU CyLab Presidential Fellowship.
|May 3, 2023||Job search update: I’ll be joining the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2024! Before that, I’ll spend a year in the Bay Area, working at Google Checks on privacy compliance intelligence and at Berkeley as a postdoc. Looking forward to the journey ahead!|
|Apr 20, 2023||Our paper on the COVID-19 contact-tracing app adoption problem won a Best Research Papers 2019-2021 Award at Pervasive and Mobile Computing!|
|Feb 20, 2023||Excited to share my first funded grant from CMU CyLab, titled “Engaging End Users and Developers to Improve App Store Privacy Audits”!|
|Dec 16, 2022||Just passed my dissertation defense. I’m a soon-to-be Ph.D. now!|
|Oct 12, 2022||Matcha is released on the JetBrains plugin store!|
|May 1, 2022||Our paper on C-PAK, a novel mobile text entry technique is accepted to TOCHI 2022.|
|Apr 1, 2022||Our CHI’22 paper “Understanding Challenges for Developers to Create Accurate Privacy Nutrition Labels.” won a best paper honorable mention award.|
|Mar 1, 2022||Proposed my Ph.D. dissertation “Privacy-Enhancing Development Environment”|
|Feb 1, 2022||Our paper on developers’ challenges about privacy regulation features in ad networks is accepted to PETS 2022.|
|Jan 1, 2022||I started serving on the CHI 2022 Late-Breaking Work (LBW) Program Committee.|
- CHIUnderstanding Challenges for Developers to Create Accurate Privacy Nutrition LabelsIn CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Apr 2022Best Paper Honorable Mention Award 🏅
- IMWUTHoneysuckle: Annotation-Guided Code Generation of In-App Privacy NoticesProc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. Sep 2021
- CSCWHow Developers Talk About Personal Data and What It Means for User Privacy: A Case Study of a Developer Forum on RedditProc. ACM Hum. Comput. Interact. Jan 2021
- IMWUTCoconut: An IDE Plugin for Developing Privacy-Friendly AppsProc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. Dec 2018