Omar Khan

aspiring researcher


I am a second-year PhD student studying Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) advised by Dr. Camille Cobb. My interests lie broadly in human-computer interaction (HCI), and I am especially interested in accessibility and usable security and privacy. I am actively seeking internships for summer 2024!

current research interests

accessibility/assistive technologiesInvestigating the ease of use of existing digital platforms for those with disabilities
usable security and privacyExamining human factors in security/privacy and including those from historically underrepresented populations in conversations regarding security/privacy design; considering how security and privacy-related topics are conveyed to these groups

other academic interests

tech law and policyExamining past, present, and future tech/Internet laws and policies across the world and identifying how/why they are shaped the way they are
affective computingUnderstanding the underlying emotions that those with disabilities and other historically underrepresented groups face in navigating the digital world
human-centered AIDesigning machine learning (ML) powered user experiences that are accessible and evaluating those that are not; understanding how users feel about artificial intelligence (AI) and designing systems that interact more naturally with users