Prof. Konstantin Beznosov
LERSSE founder and director


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: Data and network security, smartphone security, human computer interaction, machine learning.

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


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

  • Ahmed Mahfouz, 2015, Minia University, Egypt.

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).