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).

Advisors: Laura Dabbish and Jason I. Hong.

My thesis-directed research lies in the human factors of cybersecurity, in two parallel tracks:

  1. 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
  2. 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.

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