Gave a talk on users and software updates at the Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences.
Awarded a Google Faculty Research Award with Tammy Clegg to study kids' mental models of online safetfy
Gave a talk at UMD's MC2 Symposium on usable, livable, and inclusive cybersecurity.
Gave a talk at Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton on improving the user experience of software updates.
Gave two talks at Columbia University and Cornell Tech in NYC on improving the user experience of software updates.
Joined the ICTD 2016 senior program committee.
I'm an Assistant Professor in the iSchool at University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. I am also a member of University of Maryland's Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), the Maryland Cybersecurity Center, and I have an affiliate appointment in the Department of Computer Science. I direct the NetCHI lab which is part of HCIL. Prior to joining UMD, I completed post-doctoral research fellowships at ResearchICTAfrica in Cape Town, South Africa and with Prof. W. Keith Edwards at the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. I received my Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Institute of Technology where I was advised by Prof. Rebecca E. Grinter. Before moving to the USA, I completed my MSc., BSc.(Hons), and BSc. in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (my beautiful home country).