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  • Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tales of an accidental computer science professor

Laurie Cranor will share highlights of her journey from student journalist to "accidental" computer science professor, with stints in technical standards, entrepreneurship, fiber arts, fashion design, and government service

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  • Date & time
    Thursday, February 8, 2018
    noon-1pm
  • Location
    IUPUI ICTC 395
    IUB Maurer Law 335

About this event

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Laurie Cranor will share highlights of her journey from student journalist to "accidental" computer science professor, with stints in technical standards, entrepreneurship, fiber arts, fashion design, and government service. Cranor will talk about how she became interested in making privacy and security usable, and some of the research problems she has investigated at the intersection of security, privacy, usability, and human behavior. She will also discuss ways to attack security user study participants without actually putting them at risk; how researchers determined that many people will pay extra for better privacy when shopping online; and how the Today Show camera crew ended up in her kitchen.

For the full abstract, visit the CACR website.

About Lorrie Cranor

Lorrie Faith Cranor is the FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory. She is associate department head of the Engineering and Public Policy Department and co-director of the MSIT-Privacy Engineering masters program. In 2016 Cranor served as Chief Technologist at the US Federal Trade Commission, working in the office of Chairwoman Ramirez. She is also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc, a security awareness training company. Cranor has authored over 150 research papers on online privacy, usable security, and other topics.

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