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Aziz N. Zeidieh

Human-computer interaction (HCI) researcher at the intersection of orientation and mobility (O&M), artificial intelligence (AI), and security.

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Appointments and Affiliations

Education

  • Doctoral Student in Informatics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity, DePaul University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Studies, Northern Illinois University

Projects

From Curb to Cloud: Exploring Opportunities to Advance Orientation and Mobility (O&M) with Artificial Intelligence for O&M Instructors and Visually Impaired People

Lead Researcher January 2024 – Present | No Funding

Beyond Visuals: Improving Accessibility of Data Curation and Multi-Modal Representations for People of all Abilities through Reproducible Workflows

Research Assistant August 2023 – Present | Grant Number: RE-254891-OLS-23

Investigating the Accessibility of Misinformation Interventions Among Blind and Low Vision People

Co-Researcher March 2023 – Present

Events and Updates

First Workshop on Accessible Privacy and Security (WASP)

Co-Chair July 12th, 2024, IEEE EuroS&P 2024, Vienna, Austria

What I Wish my O&M Had Taught Me

Presenter February 23rd, 2024, Illinois Association for Education and Rehabilitation (AER) conference, Naperville, Illinois

Panel: ACSAC – Accessibility of Cyber Interfaces as a Priority

Panelist December 8th, 2023, Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC), Austin, Texas

Selected Scholarly Publications

“I Just Didn’t Notice It:” Experiences with Misinformation Warnings on Social Media amongst Users Who Are Low Vision or Blind

Filipo Sharevski, Aziz Zeidieh
Proceedings of the 2023 New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW 23)

Usability Assessment of the OnlyKey Hardware Two-Factor Authentication Key Among Low Vision or Blind Users

Aziz Zeidieh, Filipo Sharevski
Presented at the 7th Workshop on Inclusive Privacy and Security (WIPS)

Multimedia Productions

Limbo: Bilinguals in a Monolingual Society

Producers: Aziz Zeidieh, Caitlyn Walls, and Nidia Vieyra
Director: Nidia Vieyra
Cinematographer: Caitlyn Walls
Editor: Aziz Zeidieh

It’s Just Different: A First-Person Perspective of Life with a Visual Impairement

Produced and Directed By: Aziz Zeidieh and Jasmine Chang
Cinematography: Victoria Kosuth
Editor: Aziz Zeidieh