Yousef Amar

Yousef has a background in Electronic Engineering and Systems Engineering. He gained experience in computer vision, machine learning and the real-time processing of large amounts of data through building drone sensor systems. His current research interests focus on personal data, networks and privacy.

Additional Info

  • Project title: Personal data, thinking inside the box
  • Research project:

    The research is in the general area of Personal Data & Human-Data Interaction. There is a critical need to provide technologies that enable alternative practices, so that individuals can participate in the collection, management and consumption of their personal data. In this studentship, we will investigate the feasibility of having a Databox, a personal networked device (and associated apps/services) that collates and mediates access to personal data, allowing us to recover control of our online lives. We hope the Databox is a first step to re-balancing power between us, the data subjects, and the corporations that collect and use our data. The Databox can act as a hub for individuals' mobility and physical activity data, social media data, third party tracking, and ambient data from the environment.

  • Primary Supervisor(s): Hamed Haddadi
  • Secondary Supervisor(s): Fabio Lavagetto
  • PhD cycle: XXXI