PhD Student
Carnegie Mellon University
4720 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email: srutib AT cmu DOT edu
Office/Cubicle: CIC 2131 A

I am currently a 2nd year PhD student in the School of Computer Science and CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University. I am advised by Professor Lujo Bauer.

My research interests are broadly in security and privacy, particularly involving machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), networks and mobile security.

I received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2014 where I was advised in my undergraduate research by Professor Chris Kanich. After graduating, I did a summer internship at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the Cyber Systems Assessments Group. Following this, I worked at Amazon in Seattle for about a year until August 2015 as a Software Development Engineer (SDE).

You can find my UIC webpage here.


Privacy Expectations and Preferences in an IoT World
Pardis Emami-Naeini, Sruti Bhagavatula, Hana Habib, Martin Degeling, Lujo Bauer, Lorrie Cranor, Norman Sadeh
Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2017).

Towards Privacy-Aware Smart Buildings: Capturing, Communicating, and Enforcing Privacy Policies and Preferences
Primal Pappachan, Martin Degeling, Roberto Yus, Anupam Das, Sruti Bhagavatula, William Melicher, Pardis Emami Naeini, Shikun Zhang, Lujo Bauer, Alfred Kobsa, Sharad Mehrotra, Norman Sadeh, Nalini Venkatasubramanian
International Workshop on the Internet of Things Computing and Applications (IoTCA 2017).

Accessorize to a Crime: Real and Stealthy Attacks on State-of-the-Art Face Recognition
Mahmood Sharif, Sruti Bhagavatula, Lujo Bauer, Michael K. Reiter
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2016). [PDF]

Leveraging Machine Learning to Improve Unwanted Resource Filtering
Sruti Bhagavatula, Christopher Dunn, Chris Kanich, Minaxi Gupta, Brian Ziebart
ACM Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Security (AISec 2014). [PDF] [Slides]

Posters and Presentations

Leveraging Machine Learning to Improve Unwanted Resource Filtering
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Poster Session 2014. [PDF]


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2016 - Honorable Mention
Selected for CRA-W Graduate Cohort Workshop 2016
Student travel grant for IEEE S&P 2014
NSF 4-year STEM Scholarship by the UIC Department of Computer Science
Dean's List (UIC)


CyLab Gaming Committee Head (2015 - present): I organize bi-weekly board game nights for CyLab at 7pm on the CIC 4th floor (reference pivot: October 13th). I also plan various other activities such as CyLab bike rides.

CMU School of Computer Science Musical (2015 - present): I was in the 2015 CMU SCS Musical production of The Drowsy Chaperone and the 2016 production of Lucky Stiff.


In my free time I love to sing (even when I'm not free), play the piano, bike, practice yoga, read novels and watch TV/movies/anime.