Grant Year: 2021

June 8, 2021

Gamification of Cybersecurity Education

For many years, we have heard about the shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Despite there being many opportunities to study and work in the cybersecurity space, students are reluctant to pursue further studies or a career in cybersecurity. The perception of cybersecurity as a purely technical domain has put them off…

January 27, 2021

Leveraging the communicative, social and health benefits of drumming in early childhood

The purpose of this project is to create a platform for embodied learning that builds the capacity of parents and teachers to interact with young learners’ in ways that helps them understand and acquire the skills necessary for multimodal meaning-making and active social-emotional engagement via rhythm. The objectives of the…

January 27, 2021

Activism Always: A Student Initiative for Data in the Social Impact Sector

Our project is to provide an AI platform and service that not only collects and produces data insights for the mission driven sector, but formats recommendations specifically for non-data experts. We aim to provide a detailed framework of the issues that nonprofits face in regards to a lack of data…

January 27, 2021

Privacy Controls for Always-Listening Devices

Intelligent voice assistants and the microphone-equipped Internet of Things devices that support them are very convenient but carry significant privacy risks. Newer and future devices extend these risks by listening all the time — beyond a few specific keywords. The goal of our research is to develop privacy controls for…

January 27, 2021

A Comprehensive Investigation of Developers’ Remediation Practices

Security vulnerabilities pose a grave danger to the integrity of any system because they can undermine almost any protection mechanism organizations put in place to defend themselves against potential attacks. As such, finding vulnerabilities before the software gets deployed or after putting software in production is a critical task in…

January 27, 2021

Are Password Managers Improving our Password Habits?

Password managers adoptions are becoming the norm these days, but are they also encouraging best practices for its users? Do they use complex and unique passwords or do they just store weak passwords? We discovered that many users ignore password reset notifications. We are motivated to find a path to…