Amyoli Internet Research Lab

Congratulations To Our Graduating Students

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!

AIR lab Representing At The CompileHer  Hackathon

AIR lab Representing At The CompileHer Hackathon

AIR lab members, Shriya Bansal (Co-President/Event Director), Lucy Li (Events Lead), and Neha Lingareddy (Events Flex Chair) who help run CompileHer organized a hackathon online on Feb 6/7 for middle school girls. The theme was <interstell/Her> and creating awareness around space and the solar system. Adam Shaw and Marshini were judges for the competition and were impressed by the range of system designs the participants prototyped in a short amount of time! If you’re interested in helping with CompileHer, consider reaching out to these AIR lab members! Read more about the event here.

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!

Nick Gondek Moderates The Great Deplatforming Panel

Nick Gondek Moderates The Great Deplatforming Panel

AIR lab’s Nick Gondek moderated a great panel of “experts in law, technology, and policy discussing the implications of the historic deplatforming of a US president, as well as recent moves by tech companies to mitigate hate speech and other harmful forms of speech online.” Panelists included:

• Amy Bruckman, Professor and Associate Chair in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech
• Shagun Jhaver, Postdoctoral Scholar in the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
• Randy Picker, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago
• Phil Stupak, Fellow at Harris Cyber Policy Initiative and Adjunct Lecturer at University of Chicago Graham School

Sadly, the event was not recorded but Nick did a great job! Well done Nick!

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.