A portrait of me with a smile :)

Natã Barbosa


PhD student at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) of Syracuse University interested in data-driven solutions for usable privacy and security.

My research interests are in the areas of human–computer interaction, authentication, ubiquitous computing, privacy, security, accessibility, and machine learning. My advisor is Prof. Yang Wang.

I enjoy breaking building things. Among the many things I've built in the past is a password manager, a parking app, a travel app, and educational virtual reality and online reading apps. I've also organized a hackathon and competed at several web design/development contests.

When my masters allow it (and it's not freezing), I'm out for a run or hike in beautiful Upstate New York. I like to travel to new places and spend time with my lovely wife, preferably simultaneously :)


  1. UniPass: Design and Evaluation of a Smart Device-Based Password Manager for Visually Impaired Users [pdf]
    N.M. Barbosa, J. Hayes, Y. Wang | UbiComp 2016

  2. Lessons Learned from Designing and Evaluating Smart Device-Based Authentication for Visually Impaired Users
    N.M. Barbosa, Y. Wang | SOUPS 2016 (WAY workshop)

  3. CAN: Composable Accessibility Infrastructure [pdf]
    Y. Huang, B. Dobreski, B.B. Deo, J. Xin, N.M. Barbosa, Y. Wang, J.P. Bigham | W4A 2015

  4. Strategies: An Inclusive Authentication Framework [pdf]
    N.M. Barbosa | ASSETS 2014 (Silver Medal - Undergraduate Student Research Competition)