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Tamir Mendel

Tamir Profile

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Technology Management and Innovation at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. My current research falls within human-computer interaction (HCI) and artificial intelligence (AI). I am generally interested in designing applications and user interfaces that include AI and investigating users' interactions with these technologies. I'm advised by Prof. Oded Nov and Prof. Batia Wiesenfeld.

I completed my Ph.D. from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University in September 2022. My Ph.D. research investigated how we can empower older adults and help them make safe mobile security and privacy decisions by leveraging their social connections. I designed, developed, and evaluated mobile applications that will be usable, empowering, and teachable for older adults. My Ph.D. advisor was 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. 

News

  • 16/1/2023 - 🥳 Our paper “Social Support for Mobile Security: Comparing Close Connections and Community Volunteers in a Field Experiment” was conditionally accepted to CHI2023!

  • 15/9/2022  - I officially finished my Ph.D.

  • 14/9/2022 - 👀 My Ph.D. advisor, Eran Toch, will present our new paper at UbiComp 2022 in Cambridge: "Toward Proactive Support for Older Adults: Predicting the Right Moment for Providing Mobile Safety Help": https://doi.org/10.1145/3517249

  • 1/9/2022 - 🥳 Very excited to start my new post-doc position.

  • 1/9/2022 - 🏁 The committee approved my Ph.D. dissertation: "Collective Online Safety Support for Older Adults".

  • 6/7/2022 - 🏆 I won the 2022 Ein-Dor Student first runner-up prize for Information Systems Research at the Israel Association for Information Systems (ILAIS) conference.

  • 6/7/2022 - Presenting my work at Israel Association for Information Systems (ILAIS) conference: "Toward Proactive Support for Older Adults: Predicting the Right Moment for Providing Mobile Safety Help"

  • 15/6/2022 - Presenting a poster at IsraHCI 2022 based on my work "Toward Proactive Support for Older Adults: Predicting the Right Moment for Providing Mobile Safety Help".

  • 08/3/2022 - Giving my industrial engineering department seminar on Tuesday at Tel Aviv University. Present in person and Zoom. One step before submitting my dissertation. Read more.

  • 20/2/2022 - This semester, for the first time, I will be a lecturer in two courses: Big Data Engineering and Data Warehouses. 

  • 17/2/2022 - Our demo "Meerkat: A Social Community Support Application for Older Adults" has been accepted to CHI2022.

  • 27/1/2022 - Our paper "Toward Proactive Support for Older Adults: Predicting the Right Moment for Providing Mobile Safety Help" has been accepted to IMWUT. https://doi.org/10.1145/3517249

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Human-computer Interaction

Interaction with mobile computing, social computing, interaction with AI, accessibility.

Human-AI interaction

Design technologies that apply interactions between humans and AI.

Usable Security and Privacy

Privacy and security in mobile and social networks.

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