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!
Marshini recently presented a longer version of her talk to Imagine All The People On A Trustworthy Internet at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, at the Design, Use, Build seminar at the University of Washington, and the HCI seminar at Stanford University. Despite being virtual, all these seminars were in welcoming, open environments, and it was great to share the insights from the AIR lab with others!
Together with amazing co-organizers, Blase Ur, Yan Shvartzshnaider, and Helen Nissembaum, we held the Third Annual Symposium of Applications of Contextual Integrity at the Department of Computer Science on September 30 and October 1, 2021. This was hybrid event co-organized with CornellTech and went off successfully thanks to volunteers from the AIR lab and SUPERgroup and others from the Department of Computer Science! For instance, Kelly co-chaired a session at the event. Thanks also to our support team, Sandy Quarles, Nita Yack, Tom Dobes, Rob Mitchum, and Rene Noyola! You can read a write-up of the event written by AIR lab member Jake here.
Marshini participated in a great panel on applications of artificial intelligence for a College Readiness Program offered by the Office of Special Programs in April. She also worked with the Connecting Contexts Team to deliver a workshop on Keeping Kids Safe Online at our partner school in Chicago in April. More recently in June, Marshini gave a talk on misleading online content such as dark patterns and disguised advertisements at the 17th Annual Center for Competition Policy Conference on Rethinking Consumer Policy held virtually at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. She also presented her work on AdIntuition and automatically disclosing online endorsements at the Federal Trade Commission. All these events were held virtually!
We want to congratulate all the graduating AIR lab members including:
- Tara Aggarwal (Undergraduate CS)
- Archie Brohn (Undergraduate CS)
- Regina Catipon (Masters in Computational Social Science)
- Kevin Feng (Undergraduate CS from Princeton)
- Neha Lingareddy (Undergraduate CS)
- Riley Osborn (Undergraduate CS)
We wish these students all the best for the next chapter in their life journeys!