My research focuses on human-centered computer security. I'm interested in understanding and influencing security and privacy behaviors and preferences by collecting real data from real users. Recently I have focused on topics including making security easier for professionals such as sysadmins and software developers, understanding how and why end users learn and apply security behaviors, and investigating adoption of end-to-end encrypted messaging.I direct the Security, Privacy, People lab (SP2) within the Maryland Cybersecurity Center.
I have limited openings for talented, motivated students who are excited about interdisciplinary research in HCI and security. If this sounds like you, whether you are already at Maryland or considering applying, please get in touch.
I am pleased to work with some excellent graduate students, including:
- Omer Akgul (CS PhD)
- Kelsey Fulton (CS PhD)
- Nathan Reitinger (CS PhD)
- Rock Stevens (CS PhD)
- Daniel Votipka (CS PhD)
- Noel Warford (CS PhD)
Students I have supervised or worked closely with in the past: Wei Bai (ECE PhD 2019, now at Google), Kris Micinski (UMD CS PhD 2017, now a professor at Syracuse), Elissa Redmiles (CS PhD 2019, now a postdoc at MSR and soon to be a professor at Princeton), Moses Namara (UMD CS undergrad, now a PhD student at Clemson University), Dhruv Kuchhal (MAIT undergrad, now a PhD student at Georgia Tech).
Please consider submitting or attending:
mmazurek at cs dot umd dot edu
5236 Iribe Center
College Park, MD 20742