Sanchari Das

I am a Doctoral Student,
User Experience Researcher, Traveler, Music Enthusiast, Photography Admirer, and a Compassionate Person.
My research interests are - Usable Privacy and Security, Social Media Research,
Third - Party Privacy, User Risk Perception, Online Harassment, and Risk Communication.


Adviser: Dr. Apu Kapadia

Collaborators: Dr. L. Jean Camp, Dr. Sameer Patil, Dr. Christena Nippert-Eng, Dr. Patrick Shih, and Dr. John Paolillo

Email: sancdas AT iu.edu

Address: 3033A, Luddy Hall, Indiana University Bloomington

Career Timeline


MAY 2018 - PRESENT

PRIVACY LAB

Research Assistant
Adviser : Dr. Apu Kapadia
I am working on how users behave across several social media platforms with a focus on their privacy and security concerns.

AUGUST 2016 - MAY 2018

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON

Masters of Science
Adviser: Dr. Sameer Patil
Major: Informatics
Track: Security

AUGUST 2017 - MAY 2018

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON

Associate Instructor
Instructors : Dr. Ryan Henry, Dr. Sameer Patil
Taught undergraduate level course “Introduction to the Mathematics of Cybersecurity”.
Taught graduate level course “Legal and Social Informatics of Security”.

MAY 2017 - AUGUST 2017

HATS LAB

Research Assistant
Adviser : Dr. L. Jean Camp
Worked on Usability and Acceptability of Two-Factor Authentication Techniques.
Worked on Online Risk Communication indicators.

AUGUST 2016 - MAY 2017

PROST LAB

Research Assistant
Adviser: Dr. Sameer Patil
Studied online behavioral patterns of individuals affected by privacy and security concerns.

MAY 2013 - MAY 2016

JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY

Master of Computer Applications
Adviser: Asst. Prof. Mridul Barik
Thesis: Design and Development of Web Application “Sports Academy Management”.

JANUARY 2016 - MAY 2016

INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES

Graduate Intern
Mentor: Mr. Prashanth Shakthivel
Created RESTful web service for cross platform web application using C#, Visual Studio, JS, REST, Materialize CSS, and WebAPI2.

MAY 2010 - MAY 2013

THE HERITAGE ACADEMY

Bachelor of Computer Applications
Adviser: Asst. Prof. Madhurima Banerjee
Research Project: Design and Development of a Search Engine and Web Application “People Management System”.

JUNE 2012 - JULY 2012

HCL TECHNOLOGIES

Undergraduate Intern
Adviser: Mr. Abhishek Banerjee
Enhanced and developed new applications and software in Windows environment using C#, .NET Framework.

HONORS AND AWARDS


AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS
  • NSF Student Award for Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure 2018.
  • Student Volunteer at CHI 2018.
  • Poster awarded the first place in the 3rd ACM / IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI) 2018.
  • Student award for Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) (2017, 2018) and Women in Computing (WiC) 2017.
  • Travel awards for Financial Cryptography (FC) 2018, Workshop forWomen in Cyber Security (CyberW) 2017, Security and Privacy inWireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec) 2017, and Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) 2017.
  • First Place in Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) 2017 Poster Competition.
  • Qualified for Cyber 9/12 2017.

PUBLICATIONS
  • Jayati Dev, Sanchari Das, and L. Jean Camp. "Understanding privacy concerns of whatsapp users in India: poster." Proceedings of the 5th Annual Symposium and Bootcamp on Hot Topics in the Science of Security. ACM, 2018.
  • Joshua Streiff, Olivia Kenny, Sanchari Das, Andrew Leeth, and L. Jean Camp. "Who's Watching Your Child? Exploring Home Security Risks with Smart Toy Bears." In Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), 2018 IEEE/ACM Third International Conference on, pp. 285-286. IEEE, 2018.
  • Sanchari Das, Andrew C. Dingman, and Dr. L. Jean Camp. “Why Johnny Doesn’t Use Two Factor: A Two-Phase Usability Study of the FIDO U2F Security Key.” In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC, 2018).
  • Sanchari Das, Gianpaolo Russo, Andrew C. Dingman, Jayati Dev, Olivia Kenny, and Dr. L. Jean Camp. “A Qualitative Study on Usability and Acceptability of Yubico Security Key.” In Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust (STAST 2017).
  • Sanchari Das, Javon Goard, and Dakota Murray. “How Celebrities Feed Tweeples with Personal and Promotional Tweets: Celebrity Twitter Use and Audience Engagement.” In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society (SM& S, 2017).

INVITED TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS
  • Will be giving a talk on Two-Factor Authentication at BlackHat 2018.
  • Will be presenting our workshop paper at Workshop in Privacy and Security (WIPS) (SOUPS Workshop) 2018.
  • Will be presenting poster at GHC 2018.
  • Workshop panelist in IU ProHealth graduate school admissions workshop.
  • Keynote Speaker at WiC symposium, CEWiT 2016 and 2017 Symposium.
  • Posters presented at IoTDI 2018, Midwest Security Conference 2018, FTC PrivacyCon 2018, and WiCyS 2018
  • Presented papers in (SM&S) 2017 conference, InfoSocial 2018, STAST 2017, CEWiT 2016 and 2017 symposium.
  • Gave lightning talks in WEIS 2017 and CyberW (CCS) 2017.
  • Guest Lecturer for Info-i 590 "Privacy Information and Identity" and Info-i 537 "Legal and Social Informatics of Security".

TEACHINGS
  • Teaching "Introduction to Programming" at Foundation of Science and Mathematics summer school
  • Taught undergraduate level course “Introduction to the Mathematics of Cybersecurity”.
  • Taught graduate level course “Legal and Social Informatics of Security”.
  • Taught undergraduate level computer science courses such as, Computer Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Database Management Systems, Analytical abilities, etc.
  • More than 12 years of experience of teaching STEM subjects to High School Students.

ACADEMIC SERVICES
    Organizing a Campus Climate Workshop: Students and Instructors as Co-Learners.
  • Teaching in Foundations in Science and Mathematics summer courses for high school students at Indiana University.
  • Assisted in organizing an IoT Workshop : Best Practices In The IoT.
  • Volunteered for Women in Computing Conference (INWiC) for Poster Session.
  • Volunteered for New Students Campus Meet at Indiana University in 2017 and 2018.
  • Mentored Groups Scholars Program Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students, Lane Skutt (BS), Joshua D. Johnson (BS), Niang En Chun (BS).
  • Mentored Research Experience for undergraduates (REU) students - Olivia Kenny (BS), Brady M. Davis (BS), Sophia Marie Puzzello (BS).
  • Mentored undergraduate students - Ke Xu (BS), Gabriel Lahman (BS), Stephen Railing (BS), Gahyeon Jung (BS), and Jee Yune Lee (BS).
  • Mentored graduate students - Jayati Dev (PhD), Kaushik Srinivasan (MS), Sagar Vora (MS).

Human-Centered Research Tools

Surveys

95%

Participant and Non-Participant Observation

85%

Interviewing

95%

Usability Testing

95%

Think - Aloud Studies

95%

Statistical Data Analysis 

80%

Case Studies

85%

Focus Group

75%

Diary Studies

65%

Field Studies

55%

Technical Skills

R '/' RQDA

90%

Programming Languages (C/C++, C#, JAVA, Python)

80%

Web Development Tools (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, RESTful Web Services, MVC Framework, Visual Studio, .NET, Bootstrap)

85%

Tweepy

85%

LATEX

85%

Research Projects

  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Collaborators: Dr. L. Jean Camp, Andrew Dingman, Gianpaolo Russo
  • Smart Toy Risk
  • Collaborators: Dr. L. Jean Camp, Joshua Streiff, Olivia Kenny, Andrew Leeth
  • WhatsApp Privacy Practices
  • Collaborators: Dr. L. Jean Camp, Jayati Dev

  • Risk Communication
  • Collaborators: Dr. L. Jean Camp, Dr. Timothy Kelley, Jacob Abbott, DongInn Kim
  • Online Privacy Policy
  • Collaborators: Jayati Dev, Kaushik Srinivasan
  • Online Celebrity Imterraction
  • Collaborators: Dakota Murray, Javon Goard

  • Web Applications
  • Sports Academy Management
  • Search Engine
  • People Management
  • Book-O-Mania

I am not a BOT!

Here are some photographs of the beautiful IU campus, taken by me.