Understanding Privacy Preferences and Behaviors of Users of Location Sharing Services

Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:00
Location: 
TH 331
Presenter: 
Sameer Patil
Abstract: 
Sameer Patil is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering where he is a member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP). Previously, he was a Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs in Sunnyvale, CA and at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) in Finland. He has also held visiting professor appointments at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria and University of Siegen, Germany. Sameer holds a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine, two Master’s degrees (Computer Science & Engineering and Information) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bombay, India. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington. Sameer’s research interests lie at the intersection of Privacy and Security, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and Social Computing. The results of his research have been published at several top-tier conferences, such as CHI, CSCW, and SOUPS. Sameer’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and he recently received a Google faculty research award.
Bio: 

Sameer Patil is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering where he is a member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP). Previously, he was a Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs in Sunnyvale, CA and at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) in Finland. He has also held visiting professor appointments at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria and University of Siegen, Germany. Sameer holds a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine, two Master’s degrees (Computer Science & Engineering and Information) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bombay, India. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington. Sameer’s research interests lie at the intersection of Privacy and Security, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and Social Computing. The results of his research have been published at several top-tier conferences, such as CHI, CSCW, and SOUPS. Sameer’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and he recently received a Google faculty research award.