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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.

Research Interest

My research areas generally lie in security and privacy. My current research projects mainly focus on Machine Learning applications in security and privacy.

Academic Experiences

Work Experience


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