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Omer Akgul


I'm a Computer Science PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. Under the guidance of my advisor Michelle Mazurek, I work on various human factors in security & privacy problems. Previously, I got my masters in CS at UMD. My bachelor's is from Bilkent University where I used to work on vision/machine learning.

Publications


Bug Hunters’ Perspectives on the Challenges and Benefits of the Bug Bounty Ecosystem

Omer Akgul, Taha Eghtesad, Amit Elazari, Omprakash Gnawali, Jens Grossklags, Michelle L. Mazurek, Daniel Votipka, Aron Laszka

[USENIX Security 23] 32nd USENIX Security Symposium. To appear.

Is Cryptographic Deniability Sufficient? Non-Expert Perceptions of Deniability in Secure Messaging

Nathan Reitinger, Nathan Malkin, Omer Akgul, Michelle L. Mazurek, Ian Miers

[IEEE S&P 23] 44th IEEE Sumposium on Security and Privacy. To appear.

SoK: A Framework for Unifying At-Risk User Research

Noel Warford, Tara Matthews, Kaitlyn Yang, Omer Akgul, Sunny Consolvo, Patrick Gage Kelley, Nathan Malkin, Michelle L. Mazurek, Manya Sleeper, Kurt Thomas

[IEEE S&P 22] 43rd IEEE Sumposium on Security and Privacy.

Investigating Influencer VPN Ads on YouTube

Omer Akgul, Richie Roberts, Moses Namara, Dave Levin, Michelle L Mazurek

[IEEE S&P 22] 43rd IEEE Sumposium on Security and Privacy. To appear.

From Secure to Military-Grade: Exploring the Effect of App Descriptions on User Perceptions of Secure Messaging

Omer Akgul, Ruba Abu-Salma, Wei Bai, Elissa M Redmiles, Michelle L Mazurek, Blase Ur

[WPES 21] 20th Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society

Evaluating In-Workflow Messages for Improving Mental Models of End-to-End Encryption

Omer Akgul, Wei Bai, Shruti Das, Michelle L Mazurek

[USENIX Security 21] 30th USENIX Security Symposium

Comparing Security and Privacy Attitudes Among US Users of Different Smartphone and Smart-Speaker Platforms

Desiree Abrokwa, Shruti Das, Omer Akgul, Michelle L Mazurek

[SOUPS 21] 17th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security

A Qualitative Investigation of Insecure Code Propagation from Online Forums

Wei Bai, Omer Akgul, Michelle L Mazurek

[SecDev 19] IEEE Secure Development Conference

Applying deep learning in augmented reality tracking

Omer Akgul, H Ibrahim Penekli, Yakup Genc

[SITIS 16] 12th International Conference on Signal-Image Technology & Internet-Based Systems


Workshops etc.


Investigating VPN Ads on YouTube

Omer Akgul, Richie Roberts, Moses Namara, Dave Levin, Michelle L Mazurek

[ConPro 21] 5th Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection

The Hackers’ Viewpoint: Exploring Challenges and Benefits of Bug-Bounty Programs

Omer Akgul, Taha Eghtesad, Amit Elazari, Omprakash Gnawali, Jens Grossklags, Daniel Votipka, Aron Laszka

[WSIW 20] 6th Workshop on Security Information Workers


Contact


akgul@umd.edu

5112 Iribe Center
College Park, MD 20742