Hanaa Alshareef

PhD student in Computer Science

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology

Email: hanaa [at] chalmers [dot] se

Address: EDIT 6447

Rännvägen 6B 41296

Gothenburg, Sweden

I am a PhD student in the Computing Science division at Chalmers . My supervisor is Gerardo Schneider and my co-supervisor is Sandro Stucki.

My research mainly focuses on developing mechanisms to design, analyze and build frameworks to protect privacy. My interests lie in privacy by design and formal models for privacy. Evolving privacy controls and solutions to help identity, internalize and address privacy issues and risk is my passion as a computer scientist. 



Precise Analysis of Purpose Limitation in Data Flow Diagrams. Hanaa Alshareef, Katja Tuma, Sandro Stucki, Gerardo Schneider, and Riccardo Scandariato. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2022)

Refining Privacy-Aware Data Flow Diagrams. Hanaa Alshareef, Sandro Stucki, and Gerardo Schneider. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM 2021). 

Systematic Enhancement of Data Flow Diagrams with Privacy Checks. Hanaa Alshareef, Sandro Stucki, and Gerardo Schneider. Extended version of paper MODELSWARD 2021, under submission, 2021. 

Transforming Data Flow Diagrams for Privacy Compliance. Hanaa Alshareef, Sandro Stucki, and Gerardo Schneider. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development (MODELSWARD 2021). (Long Version)  

A collaborative access control framework for online social networks. Hanaa Alshareef, Raul Pardo, Gerardo Schneider, and Pablo Picazo Sanchez. In Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (JLAMP 2020).  


A Collaborative Access Control Framework for Online Social Networks, Licentiate Thesis, Chalmers University of Technology, 2019. 

A Collaborative Access Control Model for Shared Items in Online Social Networks, Master Thesis, The University of Western Ontario, December 2014  



  • Introduction to Computer (2010) – Course Responsible
  • Algorithms & Data Structures I (2016) – Course Responsible
  • Responsible Digital Logic (2016) – Teaching Assistant
  • Seminar (2016) – Adviser/Lecturer 

Research/Study visit 

  • Intensive summer course “Identity and Privacy” (July 2019 – August 2019), Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. 
  • Research visit (January 2015 – May 2015), Calgary University, Calgary, Canada. 

Conference/Workshop Participation

  • The Swedish IT-Security Network for PhD students (SWITS), June 2019, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden. 
  • The International Science Festival Gothenburg, April 2019, Göteborg, Sweden. 
  • 2nd ARVI COST School on Runtime Verification, March 2018, France. 
  • Nordic Workshop on Programming Theory, October 2018, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. 
  • Intelligent Data Analytics Workshop, March 2015, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 
  • The 19th ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies, June 2014, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. 
  • The 5th ASE/IEEE International Conference on PASSAT: Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust, September 2013, Washington, D.C., USA.