I am a  fourth year PhD student in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington. Currently,  I am working as a Research Assistant with Professor Apu Kapadia in the  Privacy Lab

Research Interest
Security and Privacy for people with visual impairment, Usable Security, Crowdsourcing Security,  Security and Privacy for Wearable devices, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, Accessibility. 

Contact Info

Address:  Room: 305, Lindley Hall, 150, S Woodlawn Avenue, Bloomington, IN-47408
Email:       touahmed at indiana dot edu                     Phone:  812-606-6542

Recent Blog Posts

  • Some Python Tricks To Remember -1 http://wp.me/p4Gsz6-h
    Posted Dec 31, 2014, 9:37 AM by Tousif Ahmed
  • Setup Android NDK using Eclipse http://wp.me/p4Gsz6-e
    Posted Dec 31, 2014, 9:34 AM by Tousif Ahmed
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Recent News

-   Dec 9, 2016:     Our Journal paper is accepted to IEEE Internet Computing (May/ June Issue)
-   Oct 24- 26, 2016:     Attended ASSETS 2016
-   Oct 1 -Nov 23, 2016:     Working as a Visiting Researcher at CMU
-   Jun 21-24, 2016:     Attended SOUPS 2016 and presented our paper
-   May 20, 2016: Awarded travel grant of $950 to attend SOUPS 2016
-   May 10, 2016: Our Paper Addressing Safety, Security, and Privacy for People with Visual Impairments is accepted to SOUPS 2016
-   May 6-12, 2016: Attended CHI 2016 and presented our workshop papers.

Publication (top)

1.  Tousif Ahmed, Roberto Hoyle, Kay Connelly, David Crandall, Apu Kapadia, "Understanding Physical Safety, Security, and Privacy Concerns of People with Visual Impairments", In IEEE Transactions on Internet Computing, (May/ June Issue, 2017).

2. Tousif Ahmed, Patrick Shaffer, Kay Connelly, David Crandall, Apu Kapadia, "Addressing Safety, Security, and Privacy for People with Visual Impairments", In Proceedings of  The Twelfth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS'16)pp. 341-354, Denver, Colorado, USA, Jun 22–24, 2016.

3. Tousif Ahmed, Roberto Hoyle, Kay Connelly, David Crandall, Apu Kapadia, "Privacy Concerns and Behaviors of People with Visual Impairment", In Proceedings of  The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15)pp. 3523-3532,Seoul, South Korea, April 18–23, 2015.

4. Qatrunnada Ismail, Tousif Ahmed, Apu Kapadia, Michael K. Reiter, "Crowdsourced Exploration of Security Configurations"In Proceedings of The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15), pp. 467-476, Seoul, South Korea, April 18–23, 2015.

5. Md. Sazzadur Rahaman,Tousif Ahmed, Sad Al Abdullah, Md. Saidur Rahman, "Antibandwidth problem for itchy caterpillars,Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV), 2014 International Conference on , vol., no., pp.1,6, 23-24 May 2014

PhD Student in Computer Science/Security Informatics (Fall 2013- Now)
Indiana University Bloomington
Adviser: Professor Apu Kapadia

B.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering (2007-2012)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Undergraduate Thesis: Antibandwidth Problem for Caterpillar(View)

Summer Research Intern (June 1, 2015- Aug 21, 2015)
International Computer Science Institute (ICSI)
Berkeley, California

  • SOUPS Travel Grant 
  • Dean's List for Two academic years in BUET (2009,2011).
  • University Merit scholarship for extraordinary results in 2 terms(2009, 2011).
  • Champion in Banglalink Grandmaster Idea Contest, 2011 
  • 3rd Runner Up in 3rd City Financial IT Case Competition (CFICC),2011
  • Runner Up in the East West University Project Show

You can download my Resume from here: Download

  • Actioneer in Community Action organization, Bangladesh. I worked with one visually impaired student there, whom I  supported financially and helped him to operate computer. I wanted to mention this activity, because I got the idea "Accessible Privacy for People with Visual Impairment" while I was working with him.  I also supported two other under privileged students through this organization.
  • General Secretary, in Bangladeshi Student Association in Indiana University Bloomington. 
  • Lead Coordinator & Organizer of Cultural Program: CSE Festival, 2011.