Making Online Privacy and Security Usable and Understandable
Computer Science Major (School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering)
Finance Major (Kelley School of Business)
Sameer Patil (Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering)
The student will work on research at the intersection of cybersecurity (including online privacy) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Projects in this space can cover a diversity of topics including but not limited to: social media, phishing, online misinformation (aka "fake news"), smartphone apps, smart home devices, cybersecurity education, etc. The topics hold real-world practical relevance to our daily lives. Within this broad space, students will have the opportunity to choose and shape a project they find most appealing. The work can include one or more of various aspects such as: collecting and understanding existing research, designing and conducting studies about people's use of technologies, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data collected in user studies or obtained from online sources, developing prototypes of novel apps, etc. No specific prior technical knowledge or skills is required. Creativity, desire to learn new things, and willingness to accept challenges are essential.
Technology or Computational Component