Taslima Akter

PhD Student

Indiana University, Bloomington

takter@iu.edu


I am Taslima, fourth year PhD student in School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) at Indiana University, Bloomington. I am working as a research assistant under the supervision of Professor Apu Kapadia at Privacy Lab. I have completed my graduation from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), the top-ranked engineering university in Bangladesh. I have also worked as a research assistant in Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) project funded by Department of Computer Science & Engineering, BUET.

My current research interest lies in the field of usable privacy and security in the context of assistive technologies; in particular I am excited about understanding and designing systems that can address privacy challenges faced by VIPs while using existing and emerging assistive technologies. During my undergraduate studies, I worked on visual sensor network, wireless network, and mobile computing.

I have done internship at Microsoft Research Lab-India to explore the information seeking behavior of visually impaired people through camera-based assistive technologies.

Recent News:

October 2019: Attended doctoral consortium at ASSETS, 2019.

October 2019: Presented poster at GHC, 2019.

August 2019: Presented poster at SOUPS, 2019.

May 2019: Paper accepted at AI-HCI, CHI, 2019.

April 2019: Travel grant for CRA-W Grad Cohort workshop, 2019.

September 2018: Started my fall internship at Microsoft Research Lab-India.

April 2018: Presented poster at Midwest Security Workshop (MSW) 2018.

October 2017: Travel grant for Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing (InWIC) 2018 conference.

October 2017: Grace Hopper Conference Scholar 2017.

April 2017: Travel grant for IEEE S&P 2017.

Publication

Conference Papers:

[C2] Taslima Akter, Bryan Dosono, Tousif Ahmed, Apu Kapadia, and Bryan Semaan, "I am uncomfortable sharing what I can't see": Privacy Concerns of the Visually Impaired with Camera Based Assistive Applications, To appear in the Proceedings of 29th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security '20), Boston, USA, August 2020.

[C1] Novia Nurain, Taslima Akter, Hafsa Zannat, Most. Monira Akter, A. B. M. Alim Al Islam and Md. Humayun Kabir, General-Purpose Multi-Objective Vertical Hand-off Mechanism Exploiting Network Dynamics. IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Journal papers:

[J2] Bryan Dosono, Yasmeen Rashidi, Taslima Akter, Bryan Semaan, and Apu Kapadia, Challenges in Transitioning from Civil to Military Culture: Hyper-Selective Disclosure through ICTs. Proceedings of the ACM Journal: Human-Computer Interaction: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (PACM '17/CSCW '18), Vol. 1, No. 2, Article 41, 2017.

[J1] Hafsa Zannat, Taslima Akter, Mashrura Tasnim, and Ashikur Rahman, The coverage problem in visual sensor networks: A target oriented approach. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Vol 75 (2016): 1-15.

Workshop Papers and Posters:

[W3] Taslima Akter, Bryan Dosono, Tousif Ahmed, Apu Kapadia, and Bryan Semaan, Privacy Implications of Artificial and Human Intelligence Assistive Tools for Visually Impaired People. AI-HCI, CHI, 2019.

[P2] Taslima Akter, Bryan Dosono, Tousif Ahmed, Apu Kapadia, and Bryan Semaan, Privacy Concerns of People with Visual Impairments while Using Camera-based Assistive Technologies. CRA-W Grad Cohort workshop, 2019.

[P1] Taslima Akter, Bryan Dosono, Yasmeen Rashidi, Bryan Semaan, and Apu Kapadia, Challenges in Transitioning from Civil to Military Culture: Hyper-Selective Disclosure through ICTs. Midwest Security Workshop (MSW), 2018.

[W2] Taslima Akter, Tousif Ahmed, Kay Connelly, David Crandall, and Apu Kapadia, Privacy Risks of Using Camera Assisted Tools for People with Visual Impairments. The Bright and Dark Sides of Computer Vision: Challenges and Opportunities for Privacy and Security (CV-COPS), 2017, Hawaii, USA

[W1] Hafsa Zannat, Monira Akter, Taslima Akter and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam, MOVH: General Purpose Multi-Objective Vertical Hand-off Mechanism with Higher Scalability and Higher Stability. Workshop on Mobile Computing and Human-Computer Interaction (MoHCI), 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh.