[Fall 2020] We are looking for 1 PhD student and 1-2 stellar M.S. or undergraduate students to join our lab. We have several relatively new projects in the Internet of Things and the Mobile Computing space, particularly looking at privacy and security challenges. We also have a newish project on EduSense, where we are building the classroom sensing fabric for the future of smart campuses classrooms! We also have a longer running project to build the software stack and the apps on top of it for IoT and Smart Buildings. The Research and the Publications tabs on the website summarize the current research directions of our lab. If you are awesome and are motivated to work on the exciting and socially relevant projects at the intersection of hardware and software systems, contact Yuvraj by email. If you are a PhD student, there are multiple programs at CMU that you can apply to and work with us. If you are already at CMU, please drop by Yuvraj's office.

What's new?

Our paper studying the attributes on a IoT Security privacy label that affect consumers risk perception and their willingness to purchase has been conditionally accepted to Oakland (S&P) 2021. Congratulations Pardis and Janarth!


MLIoT, our ML System for closely coupled training and serving tasks for IoT Settings is accepted to IoTDI 2021. Congratulations Sudershan, Anurag and Prahal!


Congratulations Aqsa Kashaf on winning the IETF Applied Networking Research Prize for 2021 for our IMC 2020 work on charactering the 3rd party dependencies on the Web!


The Wall Street Journal covers our IoT Privacy and Security Label work! Wall Street Journal . Local Archived Copy .


ClassGaze paper accepted to ACM CHI 2021! ClassGaze continues to build on our EduSense classroom sensing infrastructure, providing a preview of the classroom digital-twin idea our team is working on. Congrats Karan, Deval and the whole team.


Our IMC paper on analyzing 3rd party depencies in the Web is getting some press! ZDNET . Times Hub . HelpNet Security . TechXplore .


Demo abstract paper for Vista is accepted to ACM BuildSys 2020. Vista is a tool to author dynamic, spatial, floorplans for overlaying real time sensor data in Buildings. Congrats Tillie (an REU student from Swarthmore!) and Sudershan!


Our VMCAI paper on creating probabilistic stateful models for networks is accepted! Congratulations Han, Arthur and Chi!


Our IMC paper on analyzing the dependecy of the most popular websites on 3rd party DNS, CDN, and OCSP services is accepted! Congratulations Aqsa!


Our journal extension of our BRICK+ paper is accepted to the Frontiers of the Built Environment! Congratulations Gabe, Jason, Shreyas and Charlene!


Congratulations Dr. Pardis Emami-Naeni on defending your PhD! Awesome job! Pardis joins UW as a Post Doc.


Our IoT Security/Privacy Labels website includes a Label Generator - check it out. Well done Shreyas and Pardis!


Our paper on ACES, a Reinforcement Learning based approach towards energy harvesting based sensors is accepted to TOSN'20! Congratulations Francesco and Bharath!


Dr. Jason Koh Graduates with a PhD! Congratulations Jason! Jason joins a Building Metadata related startup.


Our paper on Experts weighing in on the content of IoT Security/Privacy labels is accepted to Oakland S&P 2020. Congratulations Pardis! Our project website is now online at: IoT Security Privacy.


Dohyun presented EduSense at Ubicomp 2019 in London. website is live and Code is on EduSense @ GitHub.


Two papers accepted to ACM BuildSys 2019 . BRICK+, and a systematic study of security and access control in Smart Building Apps. Congratulations Jason, Gabe, Shreyas, Sudershan!


Our Paper on Building the Classroom sensing fabric of the future to smart classrooms -- EduSense -- is accepted to IMWUT/Ubicomp'19. Congratulations Dohyun, Karan, Françeska, and the entire ClassInsight team!


Paper on Encouraging Energy Feedback at Work is accepted to Energy Policy 2019. Congratulations Gabrielle and Josh!


Paper on the Implications of Privacy and Security on IoT Device Purchases accepted to ACM CHI '19. Congratulations Pardis!


Paper on Extracting Knowledge from Smartphone Push Notifications accepted to IEEE BigData '18. Congratulations Yuanchun!


Two papers accepted to ACM IMWUT'18 (Ubicomp'19): Autopurpose and Coconut! Congratulations Haojian and Tianshi!


Project on Building End-to-End support for Privacy in the Internet-of-Things is Awarded! Thank you NSF! (Award: #1801472).


Project on Sensei - Building a Smart Classroom using sensing, computer vision, machine learning is Awarded!Thank you NSF! (Award: #1822813).


Three papers accepted to ACM BuildSys 2018 . Scrabble, Plaster and Pible! Congratulations Jason, Bharath, Francesco!


Our Applied Energy 2018 Collaborative journal paper on BRICK, the metadata schema for Smart Buildings is now online!


Our ASE 2017 paper on Transfer Learning for Performance Modeling of Configurable Systems is now online!


Our Ubicomp 2017 paper on Library Based Privacy Protection using ProtectMyPrivacy is now online!


Our Ubicomp 2017 paper on PrivacyStreams: a new way of developing privacy aware Mobile Apps is now online!