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I research privacy and data protection for big data generated by smart city technologies. In particular, my research focuses on architecture for automated privacy rights management in a smart city data hub (http://www.mksmart.org). As my research interests lay in both the problem and solution spaces, I aim to translate problem knowledge into innovative designs and engineer practical solutions. From a software engineering perspective, I look at how software engineers might be benefited in exploiting the use of privacy enhancing technologies in their system design.

As an Associate Lecturer at The Open University I tutor an undergraduate module in Computer Science - 'M269: Algorithms, data structures and computability'.

Before completing a PhD in Software Engineering from the OU in 2013, I worked in the industry as a Software Engineer / Systems Analyst for 10 years.

Publications

 

Thomas, K., Fernandez, M., Brown, S. and Alani, H. (2014) OUSocial2 - A Platform for Gathering Students' Feedback from Social Media, Demo at 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Trentino, Italy

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Thomas, K. (2014) Privacy Implications of Online Consumer-Activity Data: An Empirical Study, Workshop: Privacy Online 2014 - Second Workshop on Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology, Trentino, Italy

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d'Aquin, M., Adamou, A., Daga, E., Liu, S., Thomas, K. and Motta, E. (2014) Dealing with Diversity in a Smart-City Datahub, Workshop: 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities

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Thomas, K., Bandara, A., Price, B. and Nuseibeh, B. (2014) Distilling Privacy Requirements for Mobile Applications, 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014), Hyderabad, India, pp. 871-882

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d'Aquin, M. and Thomas, K. (2013) Modeling and Reasoning Upon Facebook Privacy Settings, Demo at International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2013

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On the Privacy Implications of Releasing Consumer-Activity Data
Techreport ID: kmi-13-02
Date: 2013
Author(s): Keerthi Thomas,Mathieu d'Aquin

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Consumer Activity Data: Usages and Challenges
Techreport ID: kmi-12-03
Date: 2012
Author(s): Mathieu d'Aquin,Keerthi Thomas

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