Supervisor: Dr. Konstantin Beznosov GPA: 85.2 from 100
My PhD research topic is a multi-method approach to designing usable Identity and Access Management (IAM) tools. I conducted 19 interviews with security professionals, and used grounded theory to analyze and understand usability needs for IAM systems. I also developed a set of domain specific usability heuristics for evaluation of IT security tools, and organized more than 40 heuristic evaluation sessions with usability experts to identify usability problems in IAM systems. Using the results of field and heuristic evaluation studies, I designed new UI prototypes for IAM systems at different levels of fidelity. Then, I conducted a large-scale online user study to evaluate the usability of the prototypes.
GPA: 16.70 from 20
I am a fitness enthusiast and enjoy a variety of activities. Particularly, I've been practicing Yoga for more than four years, and have done various Yoga styles including Hatha, Vinyasa Yoga, Hot Yoga, and Bikram. I also like doing weight training, and I am a two time P90X graduate. I also like doing hiking, biking, and kayaking in summer, and skiing in winter. I also occasionally run.
I like photography. I used to do serious DSLR photography, but these days it is mostly limited to iPhoneography.
I am a technology enthusiast and enjoy trying, reading, and creating new technologies, gadgets, and experiences.
I like to explore various restaurants, and experience diverse foods from different cultures. I also like to occasionally try cooking new stuff.
I like watching sports, particularly hockey, and soccer. I am a Vancouver Canucks, and F.C. Barcelona Fan.