My research focuses on human factors in security and privacy, which combines seucrity, privacy and human-computer interaction. I am interested in understanding users’ security or privacy perceptions and behaviors, and designing or improving systems to be secure as well as usable.
I received my M.S. degree in ECE at UMD in May 2015. Before attending UMD, I obtained my B.S. degree in ECE at Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China in June 2012.
Update: I have left UMD, and now work at Google LLC as a software engineer. I will still regularly update this website for academic interests. Drop me a line if anything here interests you.
|Feb 8, 2021||Our paper about using in-workflow messages to nudge users to learn how End-to-End Encrytion works will appear in USENIX Security'21!|
|Sep 7, 2020||
Presented our work about improving non-experts' understanding of End-to-End Encryption in EuroUSEC'20
|Aug 6, 2020||
Omer and I presented our briefing “Improving Mental Models of End-to-End Encrypted Communication” at BlackHat USA
|Jun 22, 2020||Our paper “Improving Non-Experts’ Understanding of End-to-End Encryption: An Exploratory Study” was accpected by EuroUSEC’20.|
|May 8, 2020||Our briefing submission to BlackHat USA 2020 “Improving Mental Models of End-to-End Encrypted Communication” was accepted.|
|Sep 25, 2019||Omer presented our paper about how insecure code on StackOverflow propagates over Github in IEEE SecDev’19 in McLean, VA.|
|Jun 10, 2019||Our paper about how insecure code on StackOverflow propagates over Github was accepted by IEEE SecDev’19.|
|Apr 6, 2019||Passed my Ph.D. dissertation defense.|
|Apr 23, 2018||Presented our work about user perceptions of search in encrypted communication in Euro S&P in London.|
|Jan 18, 2018||Our work got accepted in PrivacyCon Student Poster Session.|
|Nov 20, 2017||Our paper got accepted in IEEE EuroS&P’18. See you in London next year!|
|Oct 20, 2017||Gave a talk at DC-Area Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Seminar about our work: user perceptions of search in encrypted communication.|
|Aug 20, 2017||Completed UX research internship at Google user identity team.|
|May 25, 2017||Gave a talk at UMD 34th HCIL Symposium about our work about user perceptions of search in encrypted communication.|