Student Updates

Nicole Crenshaw (B. Nardi, advisor) received “Excellent Reviewer Recognition” for CHI 2017 paper reviews. She defended her dissertation and graduated in June. Congrats!

Daniel Gardner (B. Nardi, advisor) presented the paper “Chat Speed OP: Practices of Coherence in Massive Twitch Chat” at CHI 2017 held in Denver, CO in May. The paper is co-authored by Colin Ford (first author), Leah Horgan, Calvin Liu, a.m. tsaasan, Gardner’s advisor Prof. Bonnie Nardi, and Jordan Rickman. Gardener also received a GAANN fellowship for Winter and Spring quarters.

Hosub Lee (A. Kobsa, advisor) presented his paper “Privacy Preference Modeling and Prediction in a Simulated Campuswide IoT Environment” at the 15th IEEE Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications held in Kona, HI in March. The paper is co-authored by his advisor Prof. Alfred Kobsa.

Ph.D. candidate Lee Martie (A. van der Hoek, advisor) will present his paper “Understanding the Impact of Support for Iteration on Code Search” at the 11th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conf. and the ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2017), to be held in Sept. in Paderborn, Germany. The paper is co-authored by alumnus Thomas Kwak and their advisor Prof. André van der Hoek.

Yao Li (A. Kobsa, advisor) presented her paper “Cross-Cultural Privacy Prediction” at the 17th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2017) in Minneapolis, MN in July. The paper is co-authored by her advisor Prof. Alfred Kobsa, alumnus Prof. Bart P. Knijnenburg (Clemson University), and M-H. Carolyn Nguyen (Microsoft Corp.).

Kyle Canavera (S. Malek, advisor) has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, given to grad students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Awardees were chosen from over 13,000 applicants this year.

Samantha McDonald (B. Nardi and W. Tomlinson, advisors) is interning at the Congressional Management Foundation in Washington D.C. this summer working on Congress 3.0 research studying how Congress can better use digital communication. The outcome will be a toolkit distributed to House and Senate offices. She also received a GAANN fellowship for two quarters last year.

Byron Hawkins (B. Demsky, advisor) presented his paper, “ZenIDS: Introspective Intrusion Detection for PHP Applications,” at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2017), Research Track, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in May. The paper was co-authored by his advisor Prof. Brian Demsky. Hawkins spent Winter and Spring quarters as an Intern at INRIA in Grenoble, France where he worked on extending a performance debugging tool with iterative/interactive capabilities.

Krithika Jagannath (G. Mark, advisor) is interning as a UX researcher at Google, San Francisco this summer, working with ICS alum Dr. Julia Haines. Additionally, Jagannath received “Excellent Reviewer Recognition” for CHI 2017 paper reviews.

Mahmoud Hammad (S. Malek, advisor) gave a presentation at the OC IEEE Cybersecurity chapter in March based on his International Connference on Software Architecture (ICSA) paper “Determination and Enforcement of Least-Privilege Architecture in Android” which was presented at ICSA 2017 in Sweden in April. The paper was nominated for Best Paper and invited to appear in the upcoming Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) special issue on Architecting Autonomous and Smart Systems. The paper is coauthored by his advisor Prof. Sam Malek and Prof. Hamid Bagheri (University of Nebraska, Lincoln).

Peizhao Ou (B. Demsky, advisor) presented his paper “Checking Concurrent Data Structures Under the C/ C++11 Memory Model” at the 22nd ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP’17) in February in Austin, TX. The paper is co-authored by his advisor, Prof. Brian Demsky.