Arunesh Mathur received an outstanding dissertation award from ACM SIGCHI in 2021! Arunesh is a PhD graduate of AIR lab precursors, PrincetonHCI lab and NetCHI lab, and an honorary member of AIR lab. His work on examining various forms on online manipulation has been impactful on consumer protection regulations and in moving research forward on studying this online phenomena such as dark patterns of design. Congratulations Arunesh!
The AIR lab has two new papers coming out, both with fantastic collaborators. The first paper is a study of how Black Lives Matter novice in-person protesters manage privacy and security advice. This work will be presented at CHI 2021 and was conducted with collaborators in the SUPERgroup – Maia Boyd, Jamar Sullivan, and Blase Ur. The second paper is a study of how well users understand the difference between native and third party apps on Alexa and will be published in Transactions on Internet Technology. This work is also conducted with another great set of collaborators including David Major (Princeton), Danny Huang (NYU), and Nick Feamster.
Marshini was awarded a CAREER award by the National Science Foundation to study the impact of educational technologies on school children’s privacy. You can read more about the project overview here. There is also a nice summary of my work on the UChicago CS department webpage which you can read here.