Brief Bio

Shomir Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati. His interests span pure and applied research in natural language processing, privacy, and artificial intelligence.

Shomir was previously a Project Scientist, a Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Lecturer in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. A continuing focus of his work is the Usable Privacy Policy Project, an NSF-funded effort to make websites' and mobile apps' privacy practices understandable and actionable for internet users. He also spent a year as an NSF International Research Fellow in the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics.

Shomir received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 2011. Twice during graduate school he was awarded fellowships from the NSF's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes, which supported him as a visiting researcher at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and the National University of Singapore. He received bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy from Virginia Tech in 2005.

Last Updated: 2017-07-09