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I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, working with my advisor Professor Chris Kanich. I received my BS in Computer Science from Sharif University of Technology, Iran.
My research areas generally lie in security and privacy. My current research projects mainly focus on Machine Learning applications in security and privacy.
- Research Assistant, BITS Networked Systems Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago: Fall 2015 - Present
- Teaching Assistant, Intro to Data Science (CS491), University of Illinois at Chicago: Spring 2016
- Teaching Assistant, Computer Organization (CS261), University of Illinois at Chicago: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015
- Teaching Assistant, Intro to Computer Networking, Sharif University of Technology: Fall 2013
- Data Scientist Intern at Target: June 2017 - August 2017
Exploring a novel idea to be used towards improving shopping check out process and recommender systems using machine learning methods (resulted in a filed patent).
Sara Amini, Vahid Noroozi, Sara Bahaadini, Philip S. Yu, Chris Kanich, "DeepFP: A Deep Learning Framework For User Fingerprinting via Mobile Motion Sensors," BigData, 2018.[PDF][BibTeX]
Sara Amini, Vahid Noroozi, Amit Pande, Satyajit Gupte, Philip S. Yu, Chris Kanich, "DeepAuth: A Framework for Continuous User Re-authentication in Mobile Apps," CIKM, 2018. [PDF][BibTeX]
Sara Amini, Nasim Mobasheri, Chris Kanich, Vahid Balali, "Forum vs. Social Network: What is the best for company and customers?,” WDSI, 2018.
Sara Amini and Chris Kanich, "Characterizing the Impact of Malware Infections and Remediation Attempts Through Support Forum Analysis," eCrime, 2017. [PDF][BibTeX]
Amit Pande, Sara Amini, Satyajit Gupte, "Continuous Guest Re-Authentication System," US Patent 15/990,572 filed, 2018.
Honors and Awards
- Student Travel Awards: IEEE S&P 2018, IEEE eCrime 2017, GREPSEC III Workshop 2017
- Illinois Technology Foundation Fifty for the Future Award: 2017
- Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship, Sponsored by Groupon: October 2016
- CRA-W Grad Cohort Scholarship: April 2016
- Member of the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET), Iran: 2002 - Present