Tamir Mendel

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I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University. My research aims to create intelligent interactive systems that help users address human-computer and human-AI problems. I create and explore systems to support users' challenges interacting with technology. By taking advantage of social networks, crowdsourcing, and artificial intelligence (AI).

My Ph.D. research aims to empower older adults and help them make safe mobile security and privacy decisions by leveraging their social connections. First, I understood older adults' challenges and interactions with other people to receive support in mobile safety. Then, I designed, developed, and evaluated mobile applications that will be usable, empowering, and teachable for older adults. My Ph.D. advisor is Dr. Eran Toch.

I received my MSc also under the advisement of Eran Toch. My Master's thesis focused on influencing users' privacy behavior in online social networks. I built a custom Facebook application to collect feedback from users regarding their intention to adopt privacy practices from different sources: authoritative organizations and friends with varying tie strength. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Human-computer Interaction

Support, interaction with mobile computing, interaction with AI, older adults.

Machine Learning 

AI methods for HCI, opportune support moments, predicting proactive support.

Usable Security and Privacy

Privacy and security in mobile, social networks, and pervasive computing.