Eric Zeng’s General Exam and ConPro ’20 Talk
Security Lab PhD student — now officially PhD Candidate — Eric Zeng passed his General Exam on May 11, 2020. This exam, in the form of a dissertation proposal, is the second of three major milestones on the path to a PhD (between the Quals Exam and the Final Exam). Congratulations Eric!!
Eric’s dissertation proposal focused on studying problematic content in online ads. He presented his preliminary work on this topic (co-authored with Yoshi Kohno and Franzi Roesner) on May 21, 2020 at the Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro ’20). You can read the full paper here: “Bad News: Clickbait and Deceptive Ads on News and Misinformation Websites“. While we were sad not to be able to meet with others in person at the workshop, we were glad to still be able to present and receive feedback via Zoom. Congratulations Eric for a great talk here as well!