Professor Lorrie F. Cranor visits the Faculty of Informatics


Institutional Communication Service

7 September 2023

Lorrie Faith Cranor, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, visited the Faculty of Informatics and met with various members of the academic staff. 

During the 26th Dies academicus, USI awarded Professor Cranor an honorary Doctorate in Computer Science conferred on her “for her relentless research to make privacy and security usable, starting with her pioneering work on privacy policies, her substantial contributions to the understanding of phishing attacks, the creation of the Symposium of Usable Privacy and Security as the main forum for research in this area, her active role in defining public policies to better protect our privacy”.

Today was an opportunity for the professor to collect the award in person and meet several faculty members at the East Campus. 

"We are very happy to have Lorrie here, even if it is only for a short visit this time. There are many opportunities for collaboration and many new research ideas. Prof. Cranor's extensive experience in conducting impactful research on cybersecurity is very much in line with the Faculty's strategic vision and we look forward to furthering this connection in the future," said Prof. Marc Langheinrich, Dean of the Faculty.

Lorrie Faith Cranor is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is Director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) and Co-Director of the MSIT-Privacy Engineering master's programme. In 2016, she was Chief Technologist at the US Federal Trade Commission. She has authored more than 150 research articles on online privacy, usable security and other topics. She has played a key role in building the privacy and usable security research community, having co-edited the seminal book Security and Usability (O'Reilly 2005) and founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). Source: Lorrie Faith Cranor's Short Bio