I'm a research scientist at UC Berkeley with joint appointments in the Department of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Sciences (EECS) and the International Computer Science Institute
(ICSI). I direct the Berkeley
Laboratory for Usable and Experimental Security (BLUES) along with David Wagner. I'm interested in
decision-making with regard to
computer security and online privacy, and then creating improved interfaces that help users make
Previously, I was a postdoc at Brown University working with Shriram Krishnamurthi on usable access
control interfaces, specifically Facebook privacy settings. Before that I was a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University
advised by Lorrie Cranor, and a member of the CUPS Lab. I've also performed research at
NIST, Microsoft Research, and Xerox PARC.
If you are a student interested in working with me, I suggest you look at the
BLUES website to get an idea of our
previous and ongoing projects.
For a complete list, see my C.V.
- S. Egelman. My
Profile Is My Password, Verify Me! The Privacy/Convenience Tradeoff of Facebook
Connect. CHI '13: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors
in Computing Systems. 2013.
- S. Egelman, A. Sotirakopoulos, I. Muslukhov, K. Beznosov, and C.
Herley. Does My
Password Go up to Eleven? The Impact of Password Meters on Password
Selection. CHI '13: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human
Factors in Computing Systems. 2013.
- A. P. Felt, E. Ha, S. Egelman, A. Haney, E. Chin, and D. Wagner. Android
Permissions: User Attention, Comprehension, and Behavior. The 2012
Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). Best Paper Award!
- M. Johnson, S. Egelman, and S. M. Bellovin. Facebook
and Privacy: It's Complicated. The 2012 Symposium on Usable Privacy and
- J. Tsai, S. Egelman, L. Cranor, and A. Acquisti. The Effect of Online
Privacy Information on Purchasing Behavior: An Experimental Study.
Information Systems Research, 22(2), June 2011. Best Published Paper
- J. Sunshine, S. Egelman, H. Almuhimedi, N. Atri, and L. Cranor. Crying Wolf: An
Empirical Study of SSL Warning Effectiveness. The 18th USENIX Security
- S. Schechter, A. J. Brush, and S. Egelman. It's No
Secret: Measuring the reliability of authentication via 'secret'
questions. The 2009 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.
- S. Egelman, J. Tsai, L. Cranor, and A. Acquisti. Timing Is Everything? The Effects of Timing and Placement of Online Privacy Indicators. CHI '09: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2009.
- S. Egelman, L. Cranor, and J. Hong. You've Been
Warned: An Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Web Browser Phishing
Warnings. CHI '08: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors
in Computing Systems. 2008. Honorable Mention!
*If you are a recruiter, do not call me. The number on my CV is a mobile phone,
which is also on the National Do Not Call list.
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