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Lorrie Cranor

Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy


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Biography

Lorrie Faith Cranor is a Professor of Computer Science and of 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 masters program.

She is also Chief Scientist of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. She has authored over 100 research papers on online privacy, usable security, and other topics. She has played a key role in building the usable privacy and 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). She also chaired the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) Specification Working Group at the W3C and authored the book Web Privacy with P3P (O'Reilly 2002). She has served on a number of boards, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation Board of Directors, and on the editorial boards of several journals. She was previously a researcher at AT&T-Labs Research and taught in the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Lorrie has spent the 2012-13 academic year on sabbatical as a fellow in the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at CMU, working on fiber arts projects that combine her interests in privacy and security, quilting, computers, and technology.

Research Interests


Usable privacy and security, technology and public policy

Education


B.S. (Engineering and Public Policy) 1992, Washington University in St. Louis
M.S. (Technology and Human Affairs) 1993, Washington University in St. Louis
M.S. (Computer Science) 1996, Washington University in St. Louis
D.Sc. (Engineering and Policy) 1996, Washington University in St. Louis