To find out about my research, students, and latest publications, please visit my research lab's website - the Amyoli Internet Research Laboratory or AIR lab for short. I have received generous research funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, a Facebook "Securing the Internet" award, and multiple Google Faculty Research Awards. 


  • Boyd, M., Sullivan, J., Chetty, M. and Ur, B. (2021) Understanding the Security and Privacy Advice Given to Black Lives Matter Protesters. CHI 2021. [pdf coming soon].

  • Major, D., Huang, D., Chetty, M. and Feamster, N. (2021) Alexa, Who Am I Speaking To? Transactions on Internet Technology. 2021. [pdf coming soon].


  • Reichel, J., Peck, F., Inaba, M., Moges, B., Chawla, B., S., and Chetty, M. (2020) `I have too much respect for my elders': Understanding South African Mobile Users' Perceptions of Privacy and Current Behaviors on Facebook and WhatsApp. USENIX Security 2020. [pdf]

  • Swart, M., Lopez, Y., Mathur, A., and Chetty, M. (2020) Is This An Ad?: Automatically Disclosing Online Endorsements On YouTube With AdIntuition. CHI 2020. [pdf] Note: AdIntuition is available for Firefox and Chrome.

  • Narayanan, A., Mathur, A., Chetty, M., & Kshirsagar, M. (2020). Dark Patterns: Past, Present, and Future. Queue, 18(2), 67-92. [pdf]

  • Kumar, P.C., Subramaniam, M., Vitak, J., Clegg, T.L., & Chetty, M. (2020). Strengthening Children’s Privacy Literacy Through Contextual Integrity. Media and Communication, 8(4). [pdf]


  • Mathur, A., Acar, G., Friedman, M., Lucherini, E., Mayer, J., Chetty, M., and Narayanan, A. (2019) Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites. CSCW 2019. [pdf*Privacy Papers for Policymakers 2019 Award

  • Li, F., Rogers, L., Mathur, A., Malkin, N., and Chetty, M. (2019) Keepers of the Machines: Examining How System Administrators Manage Software Updates For Multiple Machines. SOUPS 2019 [pdf]  *Distinguished Paper Award

  • Kumar, P., Chetty, M., Clegg, T., and Vitak, J. (2019) Privacy and Security Considerations For Digital Technology Use in Elementary Schools.  CHI 2019. [pdf]

  • Kumar, P., Vitak, J., Clegg, T., and Chetty, M. (2019). The Platformization Of The Classroom: Teachers As Surveillant Consumers. Surveillance & Society, 17(1/2), 145-152. [pdf]


  • Kumar, P., Vitak, J., Chetty, M., Clegg, T., Yang, J., McNally, B., and bonsignore, e. (2018) Co-Designing Online Privacy-Related Games and Stories with Children. Interaction Design and Children Conference 2018. [pdf]

  • Mathur, A., Narayanan, A., and Chetty, M. (2018) Endorsements on Social Media: An Empirical Study of Affiliate Marketing Disclosures on YouTube and Pinterest. CSCW 2018. [pdf*Best Paper Award.

  • Mathur, A., Narayanan, A., Vitak, J., and Chetty, M. (2018) Characterizing the Use of Browser-Based Blocking Extensions To Prevent Online Tracking. SOUPS 2018. [pdf]

  • Romanosky, J. and Chetty, M. (2018) 'Understanding the Use and Impact of the Zero-Rated Free Basics Platform in South Africa'. CHI 2018. [pdf]

  • Winter, P., Edmundson, A., Roberts, L., Dutkowska-Żuk, A., Chetty, M., and Feamster, N. (2018) How Do Tor Users Interact With Onion Services? Usenix Security 2018. [pdf]

  • Zheng, S., Apthorpe, N., Chetty, M., and Feamster, N. (2018) User Perceptions of Smart Home IoT Privacy. CSCW 2018. [pdf]

  • Mathur, A., Narayanan, A., and Chetty M. An Empirical Study of Affiliate Marketing Disclosures on YouTube and Pinterest. (2018) The Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro '18). [pdf]


  • Chang, V., Chundury, P., and Chetty, M. (2017). "Spiders in the Sky": User Perceptions of Drones, Privacy, and Security. CHI 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA. [pdf]

  • Kumar, P., Naik, S.M., Devkar, U.R., Chetty, M., Clegg, T., and Vitak, J. (2017) ‘No Telling Passcodes Out Because They’re Private’: Understanding Children’s Mental Models of Privacy and Security Online. CSCW 2018 Online First. [pdf]

  • Mathur, A. and Chetty, M. (2017). "Impact of User Characteristics on Attitudes Towards Automatic Mobile Application Updates. SOUPS 2017, Santa Clara, California, USA. [pdf]


  • Mathur, A., Sobti, S., Engel, J., Chang, V., and Chetty, M. (2016). "They Keep Coming Back Like Zombies" Improving Software Updating Interfaces. SOUPS 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA. [pdf


  • Chetty, M., Kim, H., Sundaresan, S., Burnett, S., Feamster, N., and Edwards, W.K.. (2015) "uCap: An Internet Data Management Tool For The Home". CHI 2015, Seoul, Korea. [pdf]

  • Mathur, A., Schlotfeldt, B, and Chetty, M.. (2015) "A Mixed-Methods Study of Mobile Users' Data Usage Practices in South Africa". Ubicomp 2015, Osaka, Japan. [pdf]


  • Gupta, A., Calder, M., Feamster, N., Chetty, M., Calandro, E., and Katz-Bassett, E. (2014) "Peering at the Internet's Frontier. A First Look at ISP Interconnectivity in Africa." PAM 2014, Los Angeles, CA, USA. [pdf]


  • Chetty, M., Muckaden, S., Sundaresan, S., Feamster, N., and Calandro, E. (2013) "Measuring Broadband Performance in South Africa". ACM DEV 2013, Cape Town, South Africa. [pdf]

  • Wyche, S.P. and Chetty, M. (2013) "Designing to Support Connectivity Between Africans Living Abroad and "Home"". CHI 2013, Paris, France. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M., Calandro, E. and Feamster, N. (2013) Latency Effects on Broadband Performance in South Africa. Internet Society Workshop on Reducing Internet Latency.[pdf]


  • Chetty, M., Banks, R., Bernheim Brush, A.J., Donner, J. and Grinter, R.E. (2012) "You're Capped" Understanding the Effects of Broadband Caps on Broadband Use in the Home. CHI 2012, Austin, TX, USA. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M. and Feamster, N. (2012) Refactoring Network Infrastructure to Improve Manageability: A Case Study of Home Networking. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review. Vol 42, No 3. July 2012. [pdf]


  • Chetty, M., Haslem, D., Baird, A., Ofoha, U., Sumner, B. and Grinter, R.E. (2011) Why Is My Internet Slow?: Making Network Speeds Visible. CHI 2011, Vancouver, Canada. [pdf] *Best Paper Award.

  • Kim, H., Sundaresan, S., Chetty, M., Feamster, N. and Edwards, W. K. (2011) Communicating with Caps: Managing Usage Caps in Home Networks. SIGCOMM 2011 Demo, ACM. [pdf]

  • Sundaresan, S., Feamster, N., Teixeira, R., Tang, T., Edwards, W.K., Grinter, R.E., Chetty, M., and de Donato, W. (2011) Helping Users to Shop for ISPs with Nutrition Labels. HomeNets Workshop SIGCOMM 2011, ACM. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M., Banks, R. Bernheim Brush, A.J., Donner, J. and Grinter, R.E. (2011) While The Meter Is Running: Computing In A Capped World. Interactions Magazine, ACM. [pdf]

  • Wagstom, P., Thomas, J., Martino, J., Jones, L., von Kaenel, J. and Chetty, M. (2011) A Dive into Online Community Properties. CSCW 2011 Interactive Papers, 19-23 March, Hangzhou, China.

  • Chetty, M. (2011) Making Infrastructure Visible: A Case Study of Home Networking. College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. [pdf]


  • Chetty, M., Banks, R., Harper, R., Regan, T., Sellen, A., Gkantsidis, C., Karagiannis, T. and Key, P. (2010) Who's Hogging the Bandwidth?: The Consequences of Revealing the Invisible in the Home. CHI 2010, Atlanta, GA, USA. [pdf]

  • Wyche, S.P, Smyth, T.N., Chetty, M., Aoki, P.M., and Grinter, R.E. (2010) Deliberate Interactions: Characterizing Technology Use In Nairobi, Kenya. CHI 2010, Atlanta, GA USA. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M. (2010) Serving Up from The Internet Melting Pot. Presented at Transnational Times Workshop at Ubicomp 2010, 26-29 September, Copenhagen, Denmark. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M. (2010) Remaking The Things We've Already Made: A Look At Unused Computing Equipment in the Home. Presented at Examining Appropriation, Re-use and Maintenance for Sustainabilty Workshop at CHI 2010, 10-15 April, Atlanta, GA, USA. [pdf]


  • Chetty, M., Brush, A.J.B., Meyers, B.J. and Johns, P. (2009) It's Not Easy Being Green: Understanding Home Computer Power Management. CHI 2009, Boston, USA. [pdf]

  • Shehan-Poole, E., Chetty, M., Morgan, T., Grinter, R.E. and Edwards, W.K. (2009) Computer Help At Home: Methods and Motivations for Informal Technical Support. CHI 2009, Boston, USA. [pdf]

  • Grinter, R. E., Edwards, W.K., Chetty, M., Shehan-Poole, E., Sung, J., Yang, J., Crabtree, A., Tolmie, P., Rodden, T., Greenhalgh, C. and Benford, S. (2009) The Ins and Outs of Home Networking: The Case for Useful and Usable Domestic Networking. ACM Trans. Computer-Human Interaction. Vol 16, Issue 2, Article 8. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M. (2009) Contemporary Domestic Infrastructure and Technology Design. CHI 2009 Doctoral Colloquium, Boston, USA. [pdf]


  • Chetty, M., Tran, D. and Grinter, R.E. (2008) Getting to Green: Understanding Resource Consumption in the Home. Ubicomp 2008, Seoul, Korea. [pdf]

  • Shehan-Poole, E., Chetty, M., Grinter, R.E. and Edwards, W.K. (2008) More than Meets the Eye: Transforming the User Experience of Home Network Management. Designing Interactive Systems, Cape Town, South Africa. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M. (2008) Do Domestic Infrastructures Have Values? Ubicomp 2008 Doctoral Colloquium, Seoul, Korea.

  • Thomas, J. C., Dearden, A., Best, M.L., Dray, S., Light, A., Chetty, M., Kam, M., Maunder, A. and Sambasivan, N. (2008) HCI for Community and International Development. CHI 2008, 5-6 April, Florence, Italy. [pdf]

  • Thomas, J. C., Dearden, A., Best, M.L., Dray, S., Winscheirs. H, Chetty, M., Kam, M., Maunder, A. and Aykin, N. (2008) Building an International Community: Designing Interactive Systems for/with Communities in the Developing World. DIS 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.


  • Chetty, M., Sung, J. and Grinter, R.E. (2007) How Smart Homes Learn: The Evolution of the Networked Home and Household. Ubicomp 2007, Innsbruck, Austria. [pdf]

  • Kientz, J., Arriaga, R.I., Chetty, M., Hayes, G.R., Richardson, J., Patel, S. and Abowd, G. (2007) Grow and Know: Understanding Record-Keeping Needs for the Development of Young Children. CHI 2007, San Jose, California, USA. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M. and Grinter, R.E. (2007) HCI4D: How Do We Design For The Global South. Presented at User Centered Design and International Development Workshop at CHI 2007, 28 April-3 May, San Jose, Ca, USA. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M. and Grinter, R.E. (2007) HCI4D: HCI Challenges in the Global South. CHI 2007 Extended Abstracts, 28 April-3 May, San Jose, California, USA. (Honorable Mention in People's Choice of WIP awards) [pdf]

  • Chetty, M., Buckhalter, C., Best, M., Grinter, R.E. and Guzdial, M. (2007) Description of Computer Science Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Initial Explorations. Technical Report GIT-GVU-07-14, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. 


  • Chetty, M., Blake, E. and McPhie, E. (2006) Voice Deregulation In South Africa: Implications for Underserviced Areas. Vol 30, Issues 5-6, Pages 332-344, Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier Ltd. [pdf]

  • Brown, B., Chetty, M., Grimes, A. and Harmon, E. (2006) Reflecting on health: A diet and exercise monitoring system for college students. CHI Extended Abstracts, 22-27 April, Montreal, Canada. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M. and Grinter, R.E. (2006) Making Connections: Designing for Home Networking. Presented at IT@Home Workshop at CHI 2006, 22-27 April, Montreal, Canada. [pdf]


  • Chetty, M. (2005) Developing Locally Relevant Applications for Rural South Africa: A Telemedicine Example. Dept of Computer Science, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. [pdf]


  • Chetty, M., Tucker, W. and Blake, E. (2004) Developing Locally Relevant Software Applications For Rural Areas: A South African Example Proceedings of SAICSIT 2004, 4-6 October, Cape Town. [pdf]

  • Chetty, M., Tucker, B. and Blake, E. (2004) Telemedicine in the Eastern Cape using VoIP combined with a Store and Forward Approach In Proceedings Southern African Telecommunication Networks Applications Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. [pdf]


  • Chetty, M., Tucker, B. and Blake, E. (2003) Using Voice over IP to Bridge the Digital Divide - A Critical Action Research Approach. In Proceedings Southern African Telecommunication Networks Applications Conference, George, South Africa. [pdf]

  • Kritzinger, P., Chetty, M., Landman, J., Marconi, M. and Ryndina, O. (2003) ChattaBox: A Case Study in Using UML and SDL for Engineering Concurrent Communicating Software Systems. In Proceedings Southern African Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference, George, South Africa. [pdf]


  • Chetty, M. (2002) A Comparison of Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Specification and Description Language (SDL). Technical Report 02-01-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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