"I would have to evaluate their objections": Privacy tensions between smart home device owners and incidental users
Camille Cobb, Sruti Bhagavatula, Kalil Anderson Garrett, Alison Hoffman, Varun Rao, Lujo Bauer
Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETS 2021)
. [PDF (to appear)]
What breach? Measuring online awareness of security incidents by studying real-world browsing behavior
Sruti Bhagavatula, Lujo Bauer, Apu Kapadia
IEEE Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro 2021)
, arXiv (full version)
(How) Do People Change Their Passwords After a Breach?
Sruti Bhagavatula, Lujo Bauer, Apu Kapadia
IEEE Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection (ConPro 2020)
, Talk video
By the User, for the User: A User-Centric Approach to Quantifying the Privacy of Websites
Matius Chairani*, Mathieu Chevalley*, Abderrahmane Lazraq*, Sruti Bhagavatula
arXiv preprint 1911.05798 (November 2019)
* Authors contributed equally
A General Framework for Adversarial Examples with Objectives
Mahmood Sharif, Sruti Bhagavatula, Lujo Bauer, Michael Reiter
ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS 2019)
Comparing Hypothetical and Realistic Privacy Valuations
Joshua Tan, Mahmood Sharif, Sruti Bhagavatula, Matthias Beckerle, Michelle Mazurek, Lujo Bauer
ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2018)
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)
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)
15-122 (Summer II 2020): Principles of Imperative Computation
15-330/18-330 (Spring 2020): Introduction to Computer Security
- Lead instructor for first-year undergraduate computer science course on data structures, code correctness, and imperative programming (~120 students)
- Regular 15-week course conducted in 6 weeks
- Course delivered completely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Worked with one other instructor and a team of 23 TAs
- Responsibilities: I designed and delivered almost all lectures during the semester and designed in-class exercises. I prepared exams and class materials. I also held office hours several times a week, and graded homeworks and exams.
- Selected comments from course evaluations:
- "She was one of the best teachers I had at CMU"
- "Fantastic professor! One of the best I have ever had, she is incredibly caring and really helped me so much during office hours. I really enjoyed being able to talk to her during OH and she made this class really enjoyable for me. I really appreciated it!"
- "Professor Sruti always takes care to address any questions and concerns that students might have during lecture or office hours. She cares a lot about the success of the students and always makes sure that everything is cleared before moving on to the next topic. In the summer, the content is very condensed and fast-paced, but with Professor Sruti's lectures, it is still relatively easy to understand the variety of topics that we covered in this class."
- "Out of all of the courses I have taken at CMU Sruti has been my favorite teacher by FAR. She is always incredibly enthusiastic in lectures and really cares and is interested in the content she is teaching and that attitude carries over to the students in the class. In office hours she always took time to answer my questions and assisted me with programming problems and conceptual problems, sometimes even going out of her way to schedule office hours with me when I had an egregious issue with a program that none of the TA's could work out. If I was in the help queue and she could not get to me within scheduled hours she would always check in with me via email to see if my question had been answered and apologized for not getting to me. I am incredibly happy that I got such a good faculty member for one of CMU's hardest courses because she made the course so much more bearable and I am very thankful for that."
. Teaching assistant
18-734/17-731 (Fall 2019): Foundations of Privacy
- Instructor: Lujo Bauer
- Advanced undergradate class on computer security and privacy for CS and ECE majors (~70 students)
- Worked with a team of four other TAs
- Responsibilities and contribution: I prepared homework assignments including migrating assignments from infrastructure from previous semesters to Autolab. I prepared the infrastructure and autograder from scratch for a hands-on practical assignment about buffer overflow and format string vulnerabilities. I held office hours, graded assignments and exams, and led recitations with the other TAs. I also designed and delivered lectures on web security.
. Head teaching assistant
17-331/17-631 (Fall 2018):
- Instructor: Giulia Fanti
- Graduate level class on the mathematical foundations of data privacy (~50 students)
- Worked with one other TA
- Responsibilities and contribution: I designed and delivered all technical recitations from scratch spanning the broad topics of: database anonymization mechanisms, differential privacy and local differential privacy, detecting and enforcing algorithmic fairness, secure multiparty computation, and using Docker. I also delivered a lecture on k-anonymity and database anonymization. I designed homework problems and held office hours to help students with homework and their course projects. I additionally graded homeworks and projects.
Information Security, Privacy, and Policy. Head teaching assistant
- Instructor: Nicolas Christin
- Sole TA
- Undergraduate/graduate class surveying computer security and privacy intended for students from different fields and of different levels of technical background (~50 students)
- Responsibilities and contribution: I was a de-facto co-instructor for the course. I co-designed and delivered lectures on the topics: software security, web security, mobile security and privacy, privacy in big data. I also designed and supervised half the class projects (8 teams), met biweekly with each team to guide their projects, and helped one of the teams submit their project to a workshop. Additionally, I held two office hours a week and graded exams.
I have/had the pleasure of working with the following undergrads on research:
- Sasank Vishnubhatla, CS (May 2020 - present)
- Raymond Hua, CS (May 2020 - Aug 2020)
- Therese Chan, ECE (Oct 2017 - Dec 2018)
Advisory board member for CMU Teaching & Learning Summit 2021
External Reviewer for PoPETS 2021
PC member for SIGCSE Experience Reports and Tools 2021
CMU Graduate Student Teaching Award committee member 2020
Panelist and volunteer for the UIC eCSR workshops
External Reviewer for PoPETS 2019
External Reviewer for IEEE European Symposium on Security & Privacy 2019
External Reviewer for USENIX Security Symposium 2017
External Reviewer for IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy 2017
Selected as a Rising Star in EECS 2020
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2016 - Honorable Mention
Selected for CRA-W Graduate Cohort Workshop 2016
NSF 4-year STEM Scholarship by the UIC Department of Computer Science
Dean's List (UIC)
Publications for fun
Putting the Ceremony in "Authentication Ceremony"
Camille Cobb, Sruti Bhagavatula
ACH SIGBOVIK 2020. [PDF (pages 106-112)]
CMU School of Computer Science Musical (2015 - present):
I was in the 2015 CMU SCS Musical production of The Drowsy Chaperone
, the 2016 production of Lucky Stiff
, and the 2019 production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
. I also participate in the SCS Musical Revue (Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2019, Spring 2020).
CyLab Gaming Committee Head (2015 - 2017):
I organized bi-weekly board game nights for CyLab at 7pm on the CIC 4th floor (reference pivot: October 13th). I have also planned various other activities such as CyLab bike rides.
I was born in a suburb of Chicago. I moved to Bengaluru, India when I was 10 and grew up there till I was 18, finishing high school there. I moved back to the US in 2010 and have been here ever since.
In my free time, I love to sing (even when I'm not free), play the piano, bike, practice yoga, read novels, eat desserts, and watch TV/movies/anime.
I read a lot of fiction and have been trying to keep my Goodreads shelf updated here
. Also, check out my Japan blog here