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Sana Maqsood

Assistant Professor


Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


Sana Maqsood is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She received her BSC, MSC, and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Carleton University in Ottawa. Prior to joining York, she was an Instructor at Carleton University, teaching undergraduate courses in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
Her research interests are in Usable Security – an intersection of Security and HCI. She is interested in making computer security systems more usable and accessible for users and improving their understanding of these systems. She utilizes interactive technologies, such as games to improve users’ understanding of computer security. Her recent game (A Day in the Life of the JOs) for improving tweens’ understanding of security and privacy has been deployed to over 300 Canadian elementary schools by the non-profit MediaSmarts.