I am pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago with Professor Chris Kanich
in the BITS Networked Systems Laboratory
. I received my undergraduate degree from Lawrence University
in political science, with a focus on economics. I then briefly attended Boston College Law School, then worked professionally doing web and iOS contract work.
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My research focuses on the security and privacy of web browsing. Current projects include measuring the popularity, desirability and security costs of browser complexity, and investigating alternative web systems that prioritize client security and code predictability at minimal cost to web-author expressiveness.
- Browser Feature Usage on the Modern Web, Peter Snyder, Lara Ansari, Cynthia Taylor, Chris Kanich., ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2016 (dataset)
- Characterizing Fraud and Its Ramifications in Affiliate Marketing Networks, Peter Snyder and Chris Kanich, Journal of Cybersecurity, 2016.
- The Effect of Repeated Login Prompts on Phishing Susceptibility. Peter Snyder, Michael K. Reiter, and Chris Kanich., Proceedings of the Workshop on Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER) 2016.
- No Please, After You: Detecting Fraud in Affiliate Marketing Networks. Peter Snyder and Chris Kanich, Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) 2015 (slides, extended)
- “I Saw Images I Didn’t Even Know I Had”: Understanding User Perceptions of Cloud Storage Privacy. Jason Clark, Peter Snyder, Damon McCoy and Chris Kanich., ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2015
- One Thing Leads to Another: Credential Based Privilege Escalation, poster, (CODASPY) 2015
- Cloudsweeper and data-centric security. Peter Snyder and Chris Kanich., ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society, 2014
- Cloudsweeper: Enabling Data-Centric Document Management for Secure Cloud Archives. Peter Snyder and Chris Kanich (CCSW) 2013
Other Talks and Presentations
Other Significant Writing
Current and Past Projects
- Cloudsweeper - Encrypting and warning users of plain text passwords sent through their GMail accounts
- 8bit Sound Synthesis - Writing new NES chip-style soundtracks using a corpus of 39 classic NES games and machine learning
Positions and Accomplishments
Other (possibly) Useful Output
- Objective-C Dijkstra implementation - Library to perform Dijkstra in Objective-C (for iOS and OSX applications)
- FormBug - A Firefox extension to make dealing and developing form based applications easier. I just maintain it now, but wrote it back when I was doing web development work.