I’m generally interested in the security and privacy-related needs and practices of vulnerable populations. In a paper that I presented in May 2018 at IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland), we presented recommendations of how technology could better support recently resettled refugees. Previously, I did work at the intersection of machine learning and malware analysis.
You can email me at simkol at cs.washington.edu.
Computer Security and Privacy for Refugees in the United States
L. Simko, A. Lerner, S. Ibtasam, F. Roesner, T. Kohno. IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland) 2018
Recognizing and Imitating Programmer Style: Adversaries in Program Authorship Attribution
L. Simko, L. Zettlemoyer, T. Kohno. To be presented at the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), July 2018.
AwesomeBus is an interactive visualization of public transit in Seattle that allows Seattleites and visitors to explore bus routes. I worked on this project with Eric Zeng for our Data Visualization class in Spring 2016.
I'm always looking for books, stories, articles, fiction, nonfiction about and by refugees. Here are some of the books I've read that I would recommend to others looking for the same type of books. If you have books to recommend to me, please email me!Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea. Barbara Demick.