I am a 4th-year computer science PhD student at Carleton University, studying under the guidance of Prof. Paul Van Oorschot and Prof. Sonia Chiasson. My research interests include privacy, security, and usability of web single sign-on (OAuth) systems.

Work & Teaching Experience

  • Scientific Software Developer

    ESG Solutions, Kingston, Ontario [June 2016 - Sept 2019]

    • Full-stack lead for maintaining company's client-facing web portal.
    • Introduced WebSockets and integrated it within existing authentication systems.
    • Developed high-performance CUDA software in C/C++ to model seismic waves on a linux cluster with 28 GPUs.
    • Designed a full-stack website containing data processing tools using REST services, Azure AD authentication and ExtJS UI components.
    • Developed seismic software in Java within an Agile environment.
    • Implemented Continuous Deployment of Maven projects with Jenkins CI.


Research Experience

  • Publications

    • S.G. Morkonda, S. Chiasson, P.C. van Oorschot. Empirical Analysis and Privacy Implications in OAuth-based Single Sign-On Systems. In 20th ACM CCS Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES '21), Nov 2021, Virtual. [ACM DL] (Acceptance rate: 20%)

  • Misc.

    • S.G. Morkonda, S. Chiasson, P.C. van Oorschot. [Tech report] SSOPrivateEye: Timely Disclosure of Single Sign-On Privacy Design Differences. Cornell University arXiv, arXiv:2209.04490, Sept 2022. [PDF]

    • S.G. Morkonda, A. Abdou. [Tech report] Work in progress: Identifying Two-Factor Authentication Support in Banking Sites. Cornell University arXiv, arXiv:2202.06459, Feb 2022. [PDF]

    • Srivathsan Morkonda Gnanasekaran. [Talk] User Privacy in OAuth-based Login, and a Standardized UI. In OAuth Security Workshop, Nov 2021, Virtual. [Event] [Slides]

    • S.G. Morkonda, P.C. van Oorschot, S. Chiasson. [Tech report] Exploring Privacy Implications in OAuth Deployments. Cornell University arXiv, arXiv:2103.02579, Mar 2021. [PDF]


  • Academic

    • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Carleton University (2022-2023)
    • Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship in Science and Technology, Carleton University (2020-2022)
    • Research Assistant Scholarship, Carleton University (2019-2023)
    • Domestic Entrance Scholarship, Carleton University (2019-2020)
    • 1st prize in Undergraduate Research Forum, University of Toronto Scarborough (2016)
      • A campus-wide poster competition conducted by the university library and Office of the Vice Principal Research
    • Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Centre for Planetary Sciences, University of Toronto (2014)
  • Extra-curricular

    • Letter Award, University of Toronto Scarborough (2012-2016)
      • In recognition of a graduating student for significant contributions to campus life, leadership outside the classroom and the lasting impact at the university
    • Outstanding Contribution to Residence Life, University of Toronto Scarborough (2014-2015)
      • In recognition of leadership contributions at Student Housing and Residence Life



srivathsan.morkonda (-at-) carleton.ca


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