Prof. Konstantin Beznosov
LERSSE founder and director


Yingting Chen

PhD Exchange Student (2022)

from The University of Tokyo

Research interests: Problem-solving, cognitive process, facilitation methods, HCI, information processing

Current projects: Compare and contrast the cognitive process of complex problem-solving discussion in online and offline environments

Azadeh Mokhberi

PhD Student (2019)

Research interests: Service design, UX/ UI design, HCI research, design for older adults, usable privacy & security, IoT services, information design

Current projects: Privacy, Safety, and Trust Aspects of FM-like Marketplaces

Yue Huang

PhD Student (2017)

Research interests: Usable security and privacy, smart home security and privacy, information sharing, data security and cryptography

Current projects: Information tracking solutions during pandemic

Masoud Mehrabi Koushki

PhD Student (2017)

Research interests: Smartphone security, user authentication and access control, automated malware detection

Current projects: Usable implicit authentication for smartphones

Borke Obada-Obieh

PhD Student (2017)

Research interests: Usable security and privacy, user research, UX design, privacy in social networks, HCI, UI design, designing for people

Current projects: The security of mass telecommuting

Max Conti

Undergrad Exchange Student (2022)

from EPFL

Research interests: machine learning, smartphone security,  HCI, UX design, cryptography

Current projects: Implicit identification



Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Nalin Asanka, Associate Lecturer at University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Dr. Hyoungshick Kim, 2013, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea.
  • Dr. Kirstie Hawkey, 2010, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Dalhousie University, NS, Canada.
  • Dr. Kasia Muldner, 2008, Assistant Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University, Canada.


Master of Applied Science (with refereed publications and thesis)

Exchange Ph.D. students

Exchange Masters Students

Master of Engineering (no thesis)

  • Kai X, 2010. Developer at Electronic Arts, Canada.
  • Kartik Markandan, 2008, graduation project “A Study of Security Administration Errors,” Analyst with the Government of Canada.
  • Ming-Che (Johnson) Tsai, 2006, “SaamViz – Visualizer for SAAM,” Software Engineer with Electronic Arts.
  • Johnson Lee, 2006, “Promising Developments in Key Management for Wireless Sensor Networks,” Project Manager, CGTV Games.


  • Oliver Zheng, USRA 2009 summer student, Software Development Engineer, Microsoft.
  • Levi Stoddard, USRA 2009 summer student.
  • André R. Gagné, 2008, Masters student at SFU.
  • Jeanette Tsang, 2005, consultant in Security & Privacy team of Deloitte & Touche LLP (London).