I am a  fifth 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 of wearable devices, Usable Security, Crowdsourcing Security,  Security and Privacy for Wearable devices, Human-Computer Interaction, Applied Machine Learning, 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

My Resume can be downloaded from here:  

    
                       









Recent News

Sep 19, 2017:     Submitted three papers to CHI, 2018
  Jul 3- Sep 8, 2017:     Worked as a summer intern in Microsoft Research at India, supervised by Manohar Swaminathan.
 Jun 23- 24, 2017:     Attended ACM's Turing Award Celebration as a student scholar, representing SIGACCESS.
  May 6-12, 2017:     Attended CHI 2017
  May 10, 2017:     Our Paper To Permit or Not to Permit, That is the Usability Question: Crowdsourcing Mobile Apps' Privacy Permission Settings got accepted to PoPETS 2017.
  February 28, 2017:     Selected as a SIGACCESS student scholar to attend the ACM Turing Award Celebration.
                                                        

Publication (top)

1.  Qatrunnada Ismail, Tousif Ahmed, Kelly Caine, Apu Kapadia, Michael K. Reiter, "To Permit or Not to Permit, That is the Usability Question: Crowdsourcing Mobile Apps' Privacy Permission Settings"In Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETS 2017), Vol 2017, No.4, pp 118 - 136 (October, 2017).

2. 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).

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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

  • SIGACCESS  Student Scholar to Attend ACM Turing Award Celebration. 
  • 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.