Starting Fall 2024, I will be an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, where I will be directing the PITCH (Privacy, Interaction, Technology, and Human) Lab.
Come and join us if you’re interested in designing and building human-centered solutions for privacy, or developer tools for social good! 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 CHI paper 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.
|Feb 1, 2024
|Our Special Integret Group proposal titled “Human-Centered Privacy Research in the Age of Large Language Models” is accepted at CHI’24! Excited to meet people from diverse backgrounds at CHI!
|Jan 19, 2024
|Two papers accepted at CHI’24! One on how LLMs may invade users’ privacy, and another on how LLMs may empower people to build better multimodal apps!
|Jan 12, 2024
|Our paper on the Matcha IDE plugin is accepted at IMWUT! Try out the tool.
|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.
- CHI SIGHuman-Centered Privacy Research in the Age of Large Language ModelsIn CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’24 Companion) Apr 2024
- CHI“It’s a Fair Game”, or Is It? Examining How Users Navigate Disclosure Risks and Benefits When Using LLM-Based Conversational AgentsIn CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Apr 2024
- IMWUTMatcha: An IDE Plugin for Creating Accurate Privacy Nutrition LabelsProc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. Apr 2024
- 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