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Hanan Hibshi

Office: Wean Hall - WEH 4125
Phone: 412-268-4885
Email: hhibshi [at] cmu [dot] edu

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Carnegie Mellon University 2011- present

Ongoing PhD in Societal Computing, School of Computer Science
Advisor: Dr. Travis Breaux

Carnegie Mellon University May 2011

MS in Information Security Technology and Management, Information Networking Institute
Thesis advisor: Dr. Lorrie Cranor

King Abdul-Aziz University Jan 2003

BS in Computer Science

Research Experience

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA - 2011 - Present

Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Travis Breaux at the Requirements Engineering Laboratory at CMU

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA - 2010 - Present

Laboratory Research Assistant at the Cylab Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) laboratory at CMU

CERT/SEI Pittsburgh, PA - Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

Research Intern with the forensics team

Teaching Experience

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA - Spring 2012

Teaching Assistant to Dr. Travis Breaux at the Institute of Software Research (ISR) for the course: Privacy, Policy, Law and Technology.

King Abdul-Aziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Apr 2008 - Dec 2008

Teaching Assistant at the College of Computing and Information Technology. Taught CS introductory courses.

Al-Alamia Computer Training Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Mar 2003 - Jun 2003

Computer Tutor for the courses: Computer Networks and Introduction to Multimedia.


  • Invited Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS)
  • Invited Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE)
  • PC Member, 2016 International Workshop on Privacy Engineering – IWPE'16
  • CMU Societal Computing PhD Admission Committee, 2016-2017
  • CMU Software Engineering Faculty Hiring Committee, 2017
  • Student representative at CMU's Societal Computing Faculty Meetings, 2016-present
  • Founder and organizer of the CMU's Societal Computing Seminar, Fall 2016 -Spring 2017
  • Other Research Work

  • Usability of Digital Forensics Tools. Master's Thesis, 2011.
  • Addressing Usability Problems in the Website of King Abdul-Aziz University. Undergraduate Thesis project, 2002.
  • A number of research projects related to course work.
  • Other Relevant Experience

    Banque Saudi Fransi Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Jan 2006 - Mar 2008

    Senior Financial Analyst at the Western Region Retail Banking Division.

    Banque Saudi Fransi Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Jul 2004 - Dec 2005

    Programmer at Planning and Budgeting Department.

    Awards and Honors

  • Pradeep K. Khosla Leadership Award at the Information Networking Institute (INI) graduation ceremony. May 2011 [Link]
  • Full scholarship granted by King Abdul_Aziz University to complete Master 's and PhD degrees in the USA. May 2008
  • Dean's List: graduated from King Abdul-Aziz University with First Honors Degree and a GPA of 4.97/5.00. Jan 2003
  • Languages
    Fluent in English and Arabic