Security Lab undergraduate research Mitali Palekar has been recognized as one of the Husky 100, a program that recognizes students from across the University of Washington’s three campuses who are making the most of their Husky Experience.
Quoting from Allen School News: Mitali will graduate this year with a Computer Science degree with Interdisciplinary Honors. Palekar, who hails from Cupertino, California, describes her Husky Experience as one of transformation from “naive freshman” into an engineer, leader, and advocate.In addition to serving as an Allen School peer adviser helping her fellow students navigate their own Husky Experience, she has been active in the UW chapter of the Society of Women Engineers as a senior adviser and past president. Palekar has also taken the opportunity to apply her technical skills as an undergraduate research assistant in the Allen School’s Security and Privacy Research Lab and through internships with multiple technology companies in Seattle and Silicon Valley. “I have developed a passion for building products and communities that uplift the voices of people around me,” Palekar said.
The Security Lab has a new home! At the end of January, we moved across the street into the new Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering. We’re excited for the new space — especially the exterior windows with a partial view of Lake Washington — and room for growth! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all of the donors who made this incredible building a reality, particularly Jim & Catherine Allchin, for whom our new lab space is named.
Congratulations to second-year Security Lab PhD students Christine Chen and Christine Geeng for both successfully completing their Quals Talks this quarter! The Quals project and talk, along with all the relevant coursework, fulfill a major milestone along the path to a PhD.
Congratulations to Kiron Lebeck and Lucy Simko for their excellent talks at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland) this week!
Kiron presented his work “Towards Security and Privacy for Multi User Augmented Reality: Foundations with End Users”, in collaboration with Security Lab undergraduate Kimberly Ruth and faculty members Yoshi Kohno and Franzi Roesner. You can watch the video of Kiron’s talk here and read the paper here.
Lucy presented her work on “Computer Security and Privacy for Refugees in the United States”, in collaboration with Security Lab alumna Ada Lerner, Samia Ibtasam, and Security Lab faculty members Franzi Roesner and Yoshi Kohno. You can watch the video of Lucy’s talk here and read the paper here.