Weijia He (何唯嘉)

Email: hewj at uchicago dot edu

Twitter: @he_weijia

I'm a fourth-year Ph.D. student at University of Chicago, advised by Professor Blase Ur. I received my B.S. in Information Security from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2017.

My main research interest is about user-centered security and privacy issues with a focus on the Home IoT.


  • University of Chicago (2017-Present)

    • Ph.D. Student, Department of Computer Science

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2013-2017)

    • B.S. of Information Security


Lefan Zhang, Weijia He, Olivia Morkved, Valerie Zhao, Michael L. Littman, Shan Lu, Blase Ur.Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies 4, 3, Article 104 (IMWUT / UbiComp). Online, September 2020.Lefan Zhang, Weijia He, Jesse Martinez, Noah Brackenbury, Shan Lu, Blase UrProceedings of the 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Montreal, QC, Canada, May 2019.Will Brackenbury, Abhimanyu Deora, Jillian Ritchey, Jason Vallee, Weijia He, Guan Wang, Michael L. Littman, Blase UrProceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Glasgow, UK, May 2019. Weijia He, Jesse Martinez, Roshni Padhi, Lefan Zhang, Blase Ur. Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on the Internet of Safe Things. San Francisco, CA, May 2019. Weijia He, Maximilian Golla, Roshni Padhi, Jordan Ofek, Markus Dürmuth, Earlence Fernandes, Blase UrProceedings of the 27th USENIX Security Symposium. Baltimore, MD, August 2018. Weijia He, Juliette Hainline, Roshni Padhi, Blase UrProceedings of the Interactive Workshop on the Human Aspect of Smarthome Security and Privacy (WSSP). Baltimore, MD, August 2018.



  • 2019 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy Student Travel Grant ($1,250).

  • 2018 Usenix Security Student Grant ($745).

  • 2018 SOUPS Student Grant ($770).

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