Kevin Gallagher's Website


This site serves as the personal page of Kevin Gallagher, an Invited Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa.


Current Projects



Email me at kevin.gallagher [at]!


This page serves as a repository for my publications.

Peer Reviewed - Conditionally Accepted

Scanning the Web for Tor Browser Friendliness
Kevin Gallagher, Ryan Quirk, Nasir Memon, Brendan Dolan-Gavitt
Accepted with Major Revisions to Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium 2022.

Peer Reviewed - Published

“It Feels Like Whack-a-mole”: User Experiences of Data Removal from People Search Websites
Kejsi Take, Kevin Gallagher, Andrea Forte, Damon McCoy, Rachel Greenstadt
Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium 2022.

COLBAC: Shifting Cybersecurity From Hierarchical to Horizontal Designs
Kevin Gallagher, Santiago Torres-Arias, Nasir Memon, Jessica Feldman
NSPW ‘21: New Security Paradigms Workshop

Peeling the Onion’s User Experience Layer: Examining Naturalistic Use of the Tor Browser
Kevin Gallagher, Sameer Patil, Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, Damon McCoy, Nasir Memon
CCS’18: Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security
Freely Available here

New Me: Understanding Expert and Non-Expert Perceptions and Usage of the Tor Anonymity Network
Kevin Gallagher, Sameer Patil, Nasir Memon
Thirteenth Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy (SOUPS 2017)

Predicting citation patterns: defining and determining influence
David Guy Brizan, Kevin Gallagher, Arnab Jahangir, Theodore Brown
Scientometrics 108, 183-200 (2016)


Measurement and Improvement of the Tor User Experience
Kevin Gallagher
New York University Tandon School of Engineering


This area contains other publications or speeches that I have written and published or otherwise delivered.

Blog Posts

Working Towards Democratic Computing Systems
Kevin Gallagher
Instituto Superior Técnico
Universidade de Lisboa


Declaração para o Bloco de Esquerda de Almada
Kevin Gallagher
Reunião Aberta da Coordenadora Concelhia de Almada, 11 de Maio 2021,
Reunião de Zoom. Declaração.
Full version here.
Full English version here.