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Mir Masood Ali

PhD Student

UIC

Biography

I am a PhD student associated Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I’m advised by Chris Kanich. I conduct research on security and privacy in internet based systems. I have a specific focus on the social aspects of usability and trust in online services.

I completed my MSc in Computer Science from Dalhousie University in Aug 2019, where I was supervised by Dr. Srinivas Sampalli.

Interests

  • Security and Privacy
  • Usability and Trust
  • Information Security

Education

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2019

    Dalhousie University

  • BEng in Computer Science and Engineering, 2017

    Visvesvaraya Technological University

News

2020-Jan-13

Started my PhD at UIC where Chris Kanich will be advising me.

2019-Aug-24

Received an admit to the PhD program at UIC.

2019-Aug-21

Masters thesis is up on DalSpace! (Link: ( http://hdl.handle.net/10222/76278 ))

2019-Aug-06

Successfully defended masters thesis. My readers were Dr. Michael McAllister and Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood.

2019-Aug-01

Began work on an IDEaS project for the Department of National Defence (DND), Canada, through MyTech Lab.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant - Program Design II (CS 141)

UIC

Jan 2020 – Apr 2020 Chicago
Spring 2020
 
 
 
 
 

Head Teaching Assistant - Network Security (CSCI 41746708)

Dalhousie University

Jan 2019 – Apr 2019 Halifax, Canada
Winter 2019
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant - Data Structures and Algorithms (CSCI 2110)

Dalhousie University

Sep 2018 – Dec 2018 Halifax, Canada
Fall 2018
 
 
 
 
 

Head Teaching Assistant - Software Engineering (CSCI 3130)

Dalhousie University

Jan 2018 – Aug 2019 Halifax, Canada
Winter 2018, Summer 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019

Projects

Department of National Defence, Canada

IDEaS Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

  • The project falls under the umbrella - “Understanding Cyber Intent”.
  • A Context-Aware and Machine Learning Framework will be presented to Predict, Detect and Differentiate Cyber-Attacks.
  • The Framework will then be validated on a testbed with simulated attacks.

Cartoon Conrad

NSBI Voucher Grant July 2019 - Aug 2019

  • Presented a survey of commercial CGM API’s.
  • Built a prototype of a persuasive game to manage juvenile diabetes.
  • Presented game variable translations into a Habitica-style interface.

Spritely Technologies Inc.

NSBI Voucher Grant Nov 2018 - Feb 2019

  • Surveyed and recommended the use third-party payment interface (Stripe).
  • Built alternate Social Logins (SSO) options into the website.
  • Presented a vulnerability audit and report.

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