I'm a doctoral student researcher at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (expected graduation: 2022).
My thesis-directed research lies in the human factors of cybersecurity, in two parallel tracks:
- understanding people's security attitudes and behaviors in a social context (such as predicting whether they will keep software updated and explaining ignorance of UX cues to "fake news"), and
- empowering people to keep themselves and their networks secure in a social context (such as defining needs and creating tools to better enable account sharing by couples or workgroups).
Current project: Social Cybersecurity. We apply social influence and gamification techniques to boost adoption of end user security tools and best practices. This is sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation under grant no. CNS-1704087.
- Our paper on Alipay and WeChat Pay becoming necessary infrastructure for China (and what that might mean for the rest of the world) is forthcoming in the October 2020 issue of Proceedings of the ACM: Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 4, issue CSCW2.
- Many thanks to the Center for Informed Democracy and Social Cybersecurity (IDeaS)! They have named me one of their inaugural cohort of Knight Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year.
- During my remote summer UX research internship at Facebook, I explored the topic of data literacy for business users. Grateful to the Measurement RES team for the warm welcome.