I am an incoming Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Duke University. I am also honored to be named as a Duke Science and Technology Scholar.
I am currently a postdoctoral scholar in the School of Computer Science at University of Washington (UW), working with Prof. Yoshi Kohno and Prof. Franzi Roesner. Prior to UW, I received my PhD and MSc in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under Prof. Lorrie Cranor and Prof. Yuvraj Agarwal in 2020 and 2018, respectively. Prior to CMU, I received my BSc in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran in 2015, where I was advised by Prof. Ali Movaghar.
My research is broadly at the intersection of security and privacy, usability, and human-computer interaction. My work has been published at flagship venues in security (IEEE S&P, SOUPS) and human-computer interaction and social sciences (CHI, CSCW) and covered by multiple outlets, including Wired and the Wall Street Journal. On the policy and advocacy front, I have been working closely with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Consumer Reports, and the World Economic Forum to inform their efforts toward designing usable and informative security and privacy labels for smart devices.
Best Paper Award
Over the years, I have worked with many amazing, smart, and creative undergraduate and graduate students at CMU and UW, including:
For as long as I remember, doodling has been a meditation for me. I draw chaos and find meaning in it.