Contact-tracing could help curb the spread of COVID-19. While the process can be performed manually, researchers have suggested that digital contact tracing using cell phones could be a more accurate and scalable approach. But its effectiveness relies heavily on a large installation rate — and that may depend on how people weigh the app's utility versus its privacy risks.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact countless aspects of everyday life, CyLab researchers are monitoring its effects on people’s cybersecurity and privacy.
Last year, a team of CyLab researchers explored the account-sharing behaviors of romantic couples and found that some of their practices could compromise security. Building off that study, the team wanted to explore the account-sharing behaviors of another subset of people: employees within a company or organization.
The Undergraduate Research Symposium, or the "Meeting of the Minds," (MoM) is a university-wide celebration of undergraduate research. More than 700 Carnegie Mellon University students, including several from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, presented their research on Wednesday, May 8, in the Cohon University Center.
Conducting research is a valuable experience for CMU undergraduates and advisors alike.
Sara Kiesler, Hillman Professor Emerita of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, has been named a Carnegie Mellon University Professor. This is the highest distinction a faculty member can achieve at CMU.
Thousands of the world’s top researchers, scientists, and designers are traveling to the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (also known as CHI) this weekend. The premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction will take place in Glasgow, UK from May 4-9, 2019.
Our research into the human factors of cybersecurity focuses on people as social actors whose security behaviors are influenced by their relationships, communities and life situations.