Arup Ghosh

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
229 Ayers Hall

Dr. Ghosh is a Computer Science Assistant Professor whose research expertise lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Social Science. He leads the Human-Technology Interaction Research Lab (HTIR Lab) where he and his students study the interactions between humans and technology. The goal of the HTIR lab is to better understand the relationship between humans and technology and to use this knowledge to create more effective and beneficial technology for people. His research in the space of mobile online safety for adolescents enables researchers and designers to create more effective solutions for teen online safety that help promote positive parent-teen relationships. 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 experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and teaches both introductory and advanced level Computer Science, Information Technology, and HCI courses.

Arup Ghosh

Courses Taught

  • CS 565 Embedded and Real-Time Software Development
  • CS 550 Distributed Computing Systems
  • CS 499 Special Topics
  • CS 325 Web Scripting
  • 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

Publications and Scholarly Work

Google Scholar Profile


  • Senior Member (Elevated for making significant contributions to the profession), IEEE, 2021
  • Faculty Research Activity Award, JSU, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • 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 (For engineering excellence), IEEE, Orlando Section, 2016 & 2017

News Media Coverage:

  1. JSU News, “Annual Symposium Showcases Student Research”, February 2, 2022
  2. UCF Today. (2018) “UCF’s Top 10 Research Findings of 2018.”
  3. IEEE Security & Privacy. (2018) “A new approach to internet safety apps helps teens regulate their own online activity.”
  4. WFTV Channel 9 ABC. (2018) “UCF studies question effectiveness of child monitoring apps.”
  5. UCF Today. (2018) “Apps to Keep Children Safe Online May be Counterproductive.”
  6. Business Standard. (2018) “Parental control apps may not shield teenagers from cyber threats.”
  7. NPR. (2017) “To Keep Teens Safe Online, They Need to Learn to Manage Risk.”
  8. 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)