Amyoli Internet Research Lab

Privacy and Security Apps for Kids?

Shriya just published a short blog post summarizing her senior thesis work to investigate what apps exist for helping children learn about privacy and security as part of our SPE4K project. In short, few popular apps exist for this purpose but parents surveyed indicated that having this kind of learning integrated into existing apps that children use may be more beneficial. Check out her post here which includes a link to her full thesis document.

 

Outreach at the Museum of Science and Industry

Outreach at the Museum of Science and Industry

Jake and Amy joined a host of other students and faculty from UChicago Computer Science department to attend the National Robotics Week at the Museum of Science and Industry. Their game which involved having children and adults guess what data different stakeholders know about them was a resounding success and the overall event was really fun. Read more about the day’s events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arunesh Mathur Receives SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award

Arunesh Mathur Receives SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award

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!

Two New Papers Coming Out

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 Receives NSF CAREER award

National Science Foundation logoMarshini 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.