Thursday, November 1, 2018: 1:00 p.m.
Paul G. Allen Center, Microsoft Atrium

Franziska Roesner, Co-director, Security and Privacy Research Lab
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Security and Privacy for Existing and Emerging Technologies


As technology pervades our lives, computer security and privacy risks are equally ubiquitous. In the Security and Privacy Research Lab, we work to understand and mitigate these risks, leveraging an interdisciplinary set of techniques and studying a wide variety of technologies. In this talk, I will first discuss our work on securing future augmented reality technologies. I will then discuss the importance of the human factor in computer security and describe our work studying and designing for specific user groups with unique needs. Finally, I will describe our recent work warning how the advertising ecosystem can be exploited by individual actors with limited resources.

Speaker Bio

Franziska (Franzi) Roesner is an assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where she co-directs the Security and Privacy Research Lab. Her research focuses on computer security and privacy for end users of existing and emerging technologies. She is the recipient of an MIT Technology Review "Innovators Under 35" Award, an Emerging Leader Alumni Award from the University of Texas at Austin, and an NSF CAREER Award. She received her PhD from the University of Washington in 2014 and her BS from UT Austin in 2008.