Sameer Patil

Sameer Patil


I am a Research Scientist at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) in Helsinki, Finland. I am also an Honorary Research Scientist in the School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at Indiana University, Bloomington. I am affiliated with the Privacy lab and the Pervasive Health Information Technologies (PHIT) lab. My research is funded by the Institute for Infrastructure Protection (I3P) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Previously, I was a researcher at the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). I was also currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Institute for Management Information Systems at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

I completed my Ph.D. in Information and Computer Sciences from the Department of Informatics at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS). My specialization was Interactive and Collaborative Technologies (ICT), and my advisor was Dr. Alfred Kobsa.

My doctoral research explored how to tackle privacy issues in systems designed to foster greater awareness among collaborators. The research was funded by NSF's Information Technology Research for National Priorities (ITR) grant: An Integrated Social and Technical Approach to the Development of Distributed, Inter-organizational Applications, and Human-Centered Computing (HCC) grant: Decentralized Virtual Activities and Technologies: A Socio-Technical Approach. Part of this research was featured in the Spring/Summer 2005 ISR Connector, and in an Informatics Research Highlight.

I was a summer intern at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, during the summers of 2003, 2004, 2009, and Avaya Labs Research in Lincroft, NJ, during the summer of 2006.

From January 2005 through June 2007, I served as an elected council member of UCI's graduate student government - Association of Graduate Students (AGS). From January - June 2008, I was elected to the Verano Residents Council (VRC) to represent the residents of the Verano Place graduate housing community at UCI.

Research Areas

  1. Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

  2. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

  3. Usable Privacy & Security

  4. Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)

  5. Social Computing

  6. Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp)

  7. Information Systems (IS)

  8. Global Software Engineering (GSE)

Upcoming Travel:

12/13 - 1/21:

Orange County, CA

2/11 - 2/15:

Fort Worth, TX

(iConference 2013)

2/21 - 3/4:

San Antonio, TX

(CSCW 2013)

4/4 - 4/25:

Vienna, Austria


4/26 - 5/3:

Paris, France

(CHI 2013)

5/21 - 5/28:

San Francisco, CA

(SOUPS 2013 PC meeting)


01/2013: Invited to present a position paper at theSpecial Workshop on Information Privacy at iConference 2013, Forth Worth, TX.

12/2012: Received a small grant for a research visit to Center for Usability Research & Engineering (CURE) in Vienna, Austria.

12/2012: Two position papers accepted for CSCW 2013 Workshop on Measuring Networked Privacy.

11/2012: Demo of Attire system accepted by CSCW 2013.

11/2012: 1st prize in American Public Health Association (APHA) poster competition.

10/2012: Invited to join SOUPS 2013 Program Committee.

09/2012: Invited talks at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

08/2012: Honorary Research Scientist appointment at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.

07/2012: Paper presentation at SOUPS 2012 in Washington DC.

06/2012: 3rd prize in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies 2nd Annual Health Data Challenge.

06/2012: Invited to join CHI 2013 Program Committee.

Research Scientist

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT)

PO Box 15600, 00076 Aalto, Finland

Honorary Research Scientist

School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

901 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408

Ph.D. - Computer & Information Sciences

University of California, Irvine (2009)

M.S.I - Human Computer Interaction

M.S.E. - Computer Science & Engineering

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2001)

B.E. - Electronics Engineering

University of Bombay, India (1998)