Michelle Mazurek

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and UMIACS
Affiliate Assistant Professor, iSchool and ECE
University of Maryland, College Park

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 lead 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:

I also work with some great undergraduate research assistants: Dhruv Kuchhal.

Students I have supervised or worked closely with in the past: Kris Micinski (UMD CS PhD 2017, now at Haverford University), Moses Namara (UMD CS undergrad, now at Clemson University).

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Contact information

mmazurek at cs dot umd dot edu

3421 A.V. Williams Building
College Park, MD 20742


Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2)
Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)


CyLab Usable Privacy and Security lab (CUPS)
Parallel Data Lab (PDL)