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Dr Majid Hatamian


Department: Computer and Information Sciences

I am a Lecturer at the Department of Computer and Information Science, Northumbria University, United Kingdom. I hold a PhD degree in Computer Science (summa cum laude) from  Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. I also received my MSc and BSc degrees in Computer Engineering (first class honours) from Azad University (Iran). Previously, I was a Research & Teaching Assistant at Goethe University Frankfurt (August 2016 - August 2020). As a Marie Skłodowska Curie fellow, I spent a few months as a visiting researcher at Vienna University of Economics and Business  in Vienna (May and June 17), UNISCON – Sealed Cloud Technology in Munich (Nov 17 – Feb 18), and USECON Experience Design and Consulting in Vienna (Dec 18 and Jan 19).

Majid Hatamian

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research is mostly focused on the following topics:

  • Machine learning in security and privacy
  • Transparency-enhancing technologies
  • Privacy engineering
  • Usable privacy and security

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A privacy and security analysis of early-deployed COVID-19 contact tracing Android apps, Hatamian, M., Wairimu, S., Momen, N., Fritsch, L. 1 May 2021, In: Empirical Software Engineering
  • Engineering Privacy in Smartphone Apps: A Technical Guideline Catalog for App Developers, Hatamian, M. 28 Feb 2020, In: IEEE Access
  • A Multilateral Privacy Impact Analysis Method for Android Apps, Hatamian, M., Momen, N., Fritsch, L. 2019, Privacy Technologies and Policy, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • A Two-Pillar Approach to Analyze the Privacy Policies and Resource Access Behaviors of Mobile Augmented Reality Applications, Harborth, D., Hatamian, M., Tesfay, W., Rannenberg, K. 8 Jan 2019, Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Honolulu, HI, University of Hawai'i Press
  • Did App Privacy Improve After the GDPR?, Momen, N., Hatamian, M., Fritsch, L. Nov 2019, In: IEEE Security and Privacy
  • ESARA: A Framework for Enterprise Smartphone Apps Risk Assessment, Hatamian, M., Pape, S., Rannenberg, K. 2019, ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • "Hard to understand, easy to ignore:" an automated approach to predict mobile app permission requests: student research abstract, Hatamian, M. 8 Apr 2019, SAC '19: Proceedings of the 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing, New York, NY, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
  • Revealing the unrevealed: Mining smartphone users privacy perception on app markets, Hatamian, M., Serna, J., Rannenberg, K. 1 Jun 2019, In: Computers and Security
  • “It’s Shocking!": Analysing the Impact and Reactions to the A3: Android Apps Behaviour Analyser, Hatamian, M., Kitkowska, A., Korunovska, J., Kirrane, S. 2018, Data and Applications Security and Privacy XXXII, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • Beacon Alarming: Informed decision-making supporter and privacy risk analyser in Smartphone applications, Hatamian, M., Serna, J. 10 Jan 2017, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), Piscataway, NJ, IEEE


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