Brennan has two new papers at CSCW 2022 and CSCW 2023 on online manipulation. More specifically, we studied account deletion related dark patterns on social media and how Netflix’s interface affects user’s sense of agency over their time management and content choice! Congrats Brennan!
Marshini participated in a student-run conference on Data, Ethics, and AI to talk about data ownership and privacy with Raul Castro Fernandez, Lior Strahilevitz, and Molly Offer-Westort.
We were excited to co-organize the fourth annual symposium on applications of contextual integrity, PrivaCI, at CornellTech in New York City. Jake presented at the symposium on our K-12 EdTech project and also helped mentor new and incoming students to the community – it was a great event all round!
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.
We have exciting new papers coming out at various conferences on a wide range of topics: misinformation, Smart home Internet of Things, virtual private networks, dark patterns, and marginalization in the vulnerability discovery community. Check out the preprints on our publications page.
Congratulations to Kevin, Amy, and Shriya on graduating this year! We will miss you and wish you all the best!
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.
Congratulations to Solomon Dworkin on graduating with a Masters in Computer Science in December. Also, congratulations to Shriya Bansal for receiving an honorable mention for the undergraduate CRA award.
We’re excited to show preliminary results from our K12 Inspector project on our new project website. The site is a work in progress but showcases a great dashboard created by Amy, Jason, and Jake from data scraped by our NYU team mates, Danny, Shucong, and Brandon!
We were so excited to be back in-person in October! To celebrate, earlier this quarter, we decided we should make the most of the good weather in Chicago for our first AIR lab social event with the NOISE lab. This is one of our socially distanced pictures from the event – sadly not all lab members were able to attend so this is a subset of us after pizza and cookies!