Mohammad Tahaei

Mohammad Tahaei

Research Associate

University of Bristol

About

I advocate for including the human factor in the design process of privacy and security technologies. My current research looks at privacy and security technologies and interfaces directed at software developers. I apply qualitative and quantitative methods for evaluating, designing, and building such technologies and interfaces that can assist software developers in building private and secure systems.

Interests
  • Usable privacy and security
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Software engineering
Education
  • Ph.D. in Informatics, 2021

    University of Edinburgh

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2017

    University of Bonn

  • M.Sc. in Information Technology, 2013

    University of Tehran

Selected Publications

(2022). Understanding Privacy-Related Advice on Stack Overflow. To appear in Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS).

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(2022). Recruiting Participants With Programming Skills: A Comparison of Four Crowdsourcing Platforms and a CS Student Mailing List. To appear in The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

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(2021). Deciding on Personalized Ads: Nudging Developers About User Privacy. The Seventeenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS).

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(2021). Privacy Champions in Software Teams: Understanding Their Motivations, Strategies, and Challenges. The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

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(2021). Security Notifications in Static Analysis Tools: Developersʼ Attitudes, Comprehension, and Ability to Act on Them. The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

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(2021). “Developers Are Responsible”: What Ad Networks Tell Developers About Privacy. The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Extended Abstracts.

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(2021). The Developer Factor in Software Privacy. The Universtiy of Edinburgh.

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(2020). Cash, Cards or Cryptocurrencies? A Study of Payment Culture in Four Countries. 2020 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW).

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(2020). Understanding Privacy-Related Questions on Stack Overflow. The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

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(2019). “I Donʼt Know Too Much About It”: On the Security Mindsets of Computer Science Students. Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust (STAST).

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(2019). A Survey on Developer-Centred Security. 2019 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW).

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Personal

In my free time, I enjoy walks in the nature, travel to new places (of course before pandemic and cannot wait for doing it again), watch movies, and hang out with family and friends. I spent about four years working in industry before starting my academic career (see my CV).