Members

Meet the members of the HATLab. Our members include a wide variety of people including graduate researchers and undergraduate research assistants. Check out this page to see who’s working on the newest research on humans and technology.

Directors

Dr. Kelly Caine
caine@clemson.edu
Kelly Caine is Director of the Humans and Technology lab (HATLab) and Associate Professor in the Human-Centered Computing Division of the School of Computing at Clemson University. She and her team conduct research on usable privacy and security, health informatics, wearable computing and aging-in-place all with a focus on human factors issues related to designing privacy-enhanced systems. Dr. Caine has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Bart Knijnenburg
bartk@clemson.edu
Bart Knijnenburg is Co-Director of the HATLab and Assistant Professor in the Human-Centered Computing Division of the School of Computing at Clemson University. He is a researcher on privacy decision-making and recommender systems. Dr. Knijnenburg has a BSc and MSc from Eindhoven University of Technology, a a MHI from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine.

Graduate Research Assistants

Reza Ghaiumy Anaraky
rghaium@clemson.edu
Reza Ghaiumy Anaraky is a PhD student in Human-Centered Computing at Clemson University. He researches on two major topics; privacy decision making and wellbeing on social media.
Paritosh Bahirat
pbahira@clemson.edu
Paritosh Bahirat is a PhD student in Human-Centered Computing with projects focused on Privacy in Internet of Things (IOT) environments. He completed his Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering (Human Factors) from Clemson University and a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune, India. He is specifically interested in Statistical Data analysis and Designing Interfaces.
David Cherry
dcherry@clemson.edu
David Cherry is a Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing Division of the School of Computing at Clemson University.
Shahla Farzana
sfarzan@g.clemson.edu
Shahla Farzana is a PhD student in Human Centered Computing division of School of Computing at Clemson University. She received her bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2015.
Cheng Guo
chengg@clemson.edu
Cheng Guo is a Human-Centered Computing Ph.D. student at Clemson. He has a Bachelor in E-commerce from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, a Bachelor in E-commerce from Swinburne University of Technology and a M.S. in Information Science from University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the HATLab, he worked as a researcher at Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are Usable Security & Privacy and Health Informatics.
Lijie Guo
lijieg@g.clemson.edu
Lijie Guo is a Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing Division of the School of Computing at Clemson University. She holds the B.S. degree in information and computing science from China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China, and the M.S. degree in cartography and geographic information system from the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Her doctoral research focuses on Recommender Systems.

Marie Jarrell
jarrell@clemson.edu
Marie Jarrell is a graduate student in Human-Centered Computing and Digital Production Arts at Clemson University. Marie Jarrell’s lightning talk, “How Usability Conventions About Sharing Must be modified for Highly Sensitive Medical Records” was accepted to the 2014 Carolina Women in Computing.
Jing Lyu
jlu5@g.clemson.edu
Jing Lyu is a Ph.D. student in the Human-Centered Computing program at Clemson University. Prior to joining the HatLab she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Nanjing University of the Arts and her Master’s degree in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, New York.
Yifang Li
yifang2@g.clemson.edu
Yifang Li is a PhD candidate in the Human-Centered Computing Division of the School of Computing at Clemson University, under the supervision of Dr. Kelly Caine. Her research interests are in the areas of usable security and privacy, human-computer interaction, and designing for older adults. Her most recent research involves the investigation of the effectiveness and user experience of photo obfuscation methods. Yifang received her M.S. in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015, and her B.A. in Industrial Design from Jiangnan University (China) in 2012.
Byron M. Lowens
blowens@clemson.edu
Byron M. Lowens is a Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing Division of the School of Computing at Clemson University. He holds a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Southern University and A&M College, and M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia State University. Prior to joining the HATLab, Byron worked as a Full-Time Instructor at Virginia State University in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. His main research interests are wearable computing, usable privacy and security, and pervasive computing.
Moses Namara
mosesn@clemson.edu
Moses Namara is a PhD student in Human-Centered Computing at Clemson University School of Computing working under the supervision of Dr.Bart Knijnenburg. He joined the Hatlab as a Graduate Research Assistant in Spring 2017. He holds a Bsc in Computer Science (2016) from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests are in usable privacy and security, human factor issues as related to design of privacy-enhancing and social media technologies. Moses grew up in Kampala, Uganda.
Brodrick Stigall
bstigal@g.clemson.edu
Brodrick Stigall is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Human-Centered Computing program at Clemson. He is focusing his research on developing health and wellbeing technologies for underserved populations including older adults and those with low-socio-economic status. He holds B.S. in Computer Science from University of Tennessee and M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Daricia Wilkinson
dariciw@clemson.edu
Daricia Wilkinson is a Ph.D. student in the Human-Centered Computing program at Clemson. Prior to joining the Hatlab she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Technology from the University of the Virgin Islands. Her research focuses on usable privacy and security and recommender systems.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

John Xue
zheyuax@g.clemson.edu
John Xue is a second year undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University.

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Alumni

Dr. Vivian Motti
Now at George Mason
Dr. Melva James
Now at MIT Lincoln Lab
Dr. Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen
Now at Utah State
Pratitee Sinha
Abhilash Menon
Katlin Helfter
MaryJo May
Brian Justice
Jordan Minoda
Jenna Darrah
Now at NCSU
Ravi Teja Kandula
Sameer Singh
Amanda Todd
Darrell Best
Emily Matthews
Subina Saini
Hayley Mcconnell
Brianne Campbell
Kimberley Shappell
Omar Mayar
Peter Barnett
Now at Boeing
Keanau Ormson
Dane Smith
Caitlyn Dowenen
Spencer Kohn
Now at George Mason
Zack Robinson
Megan Holder
Justin Stephens