Arup Ghosh

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
229 Ayers Hall

Dr. Ghosh is a Computer Science Assistant Professor whose research and teaching expertise lie at the intersection of Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). He has published several peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, including multiple first-author papers at ACM’s premier conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). His research work placed in UCF's top 10 research findings of 2018 and has been featured by popular news media outlets, including ABC News, NPR, Business Standard, Science Daily, and IEEE Security & Privacy. He has ample teaching experience and taught both introductory and advanced level Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and HCI courses.

Arup Ghosh

Courses Taught

  • CS 315 Intro to Web Design
  • CS 232 Computer Programming II
  • CS 231 Computer Programming I
  • CS 230 Fundamentals of Computing
  • CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Central Florida, 2018
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Quantitative Methods, University of Central Florida, 2017
  • M.S. in Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2010

Research Areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing
  • Digital Youth
  • Online Safety
  • Usable Privacy and Security
  • Computational Modeling
  • Data Analytics
  • High-Performance Computing


  • Faculty Research Activity Award, JSU, 2020
  • University Award for Excellence by a Graduate Teaching Assistant, UCF, 2018
  • Honorable Mention for the University Award for Excellence by a GTA, UCF, 2017
  • IEEE Graduate Scholarship Award, IEEE, Orlando Section, 2016 & 2017

News Media Coverage:

1. UCF Today. (2018) “UCF’s Top 10 Research Findings of 2018.”
2. IEEE Security & Privacy. (2018) “A new approach to internet safety apps helps teens regulate their own online activity.”
3. WFTV Channel 9 ABC. (2018) “UCF studies question effectiveness of child monitoring apps.”
4. UCF Today. (2018) “Apps to Keep Children Safe Online May be Counterproductive.”
5. Business Standard. (2018) “Parental control apps may not shield teenagers from cyber threats.”
6. NPR. (2017) “To Keep Teens Safe Online, They Need to Learn to Manage Risk.”
7. Science Daily. (2017) “Online security apps focus on parental control, not teen self-regulation.”

Professional Memberships:

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)