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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


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. To appear.

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