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 - Accepted

“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
Accepted to Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium 2022.

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 - In Submission

Measuring the Online Deepfake Creation Community: Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of the MrDeepFakes Forum
Brian Timmerman, Pulak Mehta, Progga Debb, Kevin Gallagher, Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, Damon McCoy, Siddharth Garg, Rachel Greenstadt
In Submission to ICWSM 22.

Peer Reviewed - Published

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.