• Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio, 2019
  • M.Sc., K. N. Toosi University of Technology, 2011
  • B.Sc., Qazvin Azad University


  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Programming I
  • Algorithms


Mitra Bokaei Hosseini, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at St. Mary’s University. Bokaei received her Ph.D. in May 2019 from the Department of Computer Science at University of Texas at San Antonio. Bokaei came to the U.S. from Tehran, Iran, where she received her M.Sc. degree in Information Technology from K. N. Toosi University of Technology in 2011. She also received her B.Sc. in Information Technology from Qazvin Azad University.

Bokaei has four years of experience in industry as information security auditor, where she was responsible for evaluating information systems and security controls in accordance with ISO/IEC 27001:2005.

Bokaei’s research spans on requirements engineering, privacy engineering and natural language processing. Her goal is to capture and formalize the semantics of natural language privacy requirements into knowledge bases that can be applied to privacy misalignment detection tools, thus enabling policy authors and app developers to tailor the privacy policy and app code automatically. She believes that application of such formal knowledge bases can actuate transparent software implementation for users and shared understanding between policy authors, app developers and regulators.


Hosseini, Mitra Bokaei, Rocky Slavin, Travis Breaux, Xiaoyin Wang, and Jianwei Niu. “Disambiguating Requirements Through Syntax-Driven Semantic Analysis of Information Types.” In International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, pp. 97-115. Springer, Cham, 2020.

Mitra Bokaei Hosseini, Semantic Inference from Natural Language Privacy Policies and Android Code, ESEC/FSE 2018 Doctoral Symposium.

Mitra Bokaei Hosseini, Xue Qin, Xiaoyin Wang, Jianwei Niu, Extracting Information Types from Android Layout Code Using Sequence to Sequence Learning, Statistical Modeling of Natural Software Corpora Workshop, AAAI 2018.

Mitra Bokaei Hosseini, Travis D. Breaux, Jianwei Niu, Inferring Ontology Fragments from Semantic Role Typing of Lexical Variants, REFSQ 2018.

Mitra Bokaei Hosseini, Sudarshan Wadkar, Travis D. Breaux, Jianwei Niu, Lexical Similarity of Information Type Hypernyms, Meronyms and Synonyms in Privacy Policies, 2016 AAAI Fall Symposium Series.

Xiaoyin Wang, Xue Qin, Mitra Bokaei Hosseini, Rocky Slavin, Travis D. Breaux and Jianwei Niu, GUILeak: Tracing Privacy-Policy Claims on User Input Data for Android Applications, ICSE 2018.

Rocky Slavin, Xiaoyin Wang, Mitra Bokaei Hosseini, James Hester, Ram Krishnan, Jaspreet Bhatia, Travis D. Breaux and Jianwei Niu, PVDetector: A Detector of Privacy-policy Violations for Android Apps, in Proceedings of MobileSoft 2016.

Rocky Slavin, Xiaoyin Wang, Mitra Bokaei Hosseini, James Hester, Ram Krishnan, Jaspreet Bhatia, Travis D. Breaux and Jianwei Niu, Toward a Framework for Detecting Privacy Policy Violation in Android Application Code, in Proceedings of ICSE 2016.

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