About Me

I am a 2nd year PhD student researching adolescent and teenagers Privacy Knowledge and Data use to explain how their data is used in algorithmic decision-making and to afford them control of their data.

For the 2021 - 2022 academic year I am funded by NSF EAGER grant (2039616) on AI-related Cybersecurity Education. I am advised by Dr. Bart Knijnenburg at HATLab.

My interests span over a wide diameter, but at it's core it comes from a place of wanting to create equitable and safe online social environment where people can come together and share their experiences. To that end I work on projects focusing on privacy education for adolescents, recommender systems for self discovery and development, and gender and racial bias mitigation. I am also quite interested in studying how design affordances can factor into creating equitable and safe online spaces, and currently am working on developing two projects, one on gender biases in design and the other on affordances for open communication about socially stigmatized topics.

Before coming to Clemson, I got my Master's in Mathematics and Information Technolofy from Georgia Southern University (Summer 2020) in Statesboro, GA and my Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from Brac University (Fall 2013) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

News and Updates

  • Position paper "Mitigating Digital Mindlessness" accepted to AIofAI workshop at IJCAI
  • Attended GREPSEC 2021, workshop for early-graduate students in privacy and security
  • Diversity grant recipient to attend USENIX 2021
  • Student Volunteer at IJCAI 2021
  • Accepted to CSCW 2021 Student Volunteer Program