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Sepideh Ghanavati

Assistant Professor

School Computing and Information Science

University of Maine

Orono, ME

Phone: +1 (207) 581-3218

Email: sepideh[dot]ghanavati[at]maine.edu

About Me

I am an assistant professor in Computer Science at the School of Computing and Information Science (SCIS) at the University of Maine and the director of Privacy Engineering - Regulatory Compliance Lab (PERC_Lab). My research interests are in the areas of information privacy and security, software  and requirements engineering and the Internet of Things (IoT). The interdisciplinary nature of this research requires me to employ a variety of research methods, including requirements and software engineering, natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning and empirical human studies.

We are thankful to Google for funding our project at PERC_Lab by Google Faculty Research Award.

 

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Research Interests

  • Privacy and Security in Software Engineering

  • Privacy and Security for Internet of Things (IoT) 

  • Regulatory Compliance Software Engineering

  • Usable Privacy

  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning for Privacy Policy Analysis

  • Privacy by Design and Privacy Requirements Analysis

  • (Goal-Oriented) Requirements Modeling and Requirements Engineering

Publication Index

[Google Scholar]     [DLBP]     [IEEE Xplore]

Master's and Undergraduate Students

I am now accepting BSc. and MSc. students from UMaine interested in privacy and security research in my research group, Privacy Engineering - Regulatory Compliance Lab (PERC). Please check the Projects page for information on the available projects.

Recent News

       04/03/2019

Our research project "Privacy Consistency Framework for IoT Applications" has been selected as the awardee for UMaine Research - Faculty Travel Fund.

 

       03/28/2019

Dr. Ghanavati gave a tech talk at Google Sunnyvale.

 

       03/14/2019

Dr. Ghanavati received travel grant from NSF to attend CISE Career Workshop April 8 - 9.

       03/08/2019

We received $5,000 in Google Cloud Platform credits for our research proposal.

       02/28/2019

Our research project "Privacy Statements’ Recommender System (PSRS) based on Permission Methods of Android Applications" has been funded by Google Faculty Research Award

 

       01/30/2019

Our extended abstract and poster "Towards Integrating the FLG Framework with the NLP Combinatory Framework" by Amin Rabinia, Mauro Dragoni and Sepideh Ghanavati has been accepted at PAL: Privacy-Enhancing Artificial Intelligence and Language Technologies - AAAI Spring Symposium.  

 

       10/29/2018

Dr. Ghanavati has received a travel award from "Bangors Savings Bank/LuRosso".

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