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Lorrie Faith Cranor

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy
Associate Department Head, Engineering & Public Policy
Director, CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory
Co-director, MSIT-Privacy Engineering masters program

How should you address me? Professor Cranor and Dr. Cranor are both fine if this is a professional context where titles are used. Outside of professional contexts you may use Dr. Cranor or Ms. Cranor. Please do not address me as Mrs. Cranor in any context. If we're not using titles, then Lorrie is just fine. If you can't decide whether to be formal or not, Professor Lorrie will also do. Pronouns: she/her.

I was on leave from CMU in 2016 to serve as Chief Technologist at the US Federal Trade Commission. But now I'm back at CMU!

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Contact

mailing address: Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
office: CIC 2207 (4720 Forbes Ave [directions])
phone: 412-268-7534 (I rarely check voice mail)
email: lorrie AT cs DOT cmu DOT edu
administrative coordinator: Tiffany M. Todd, 4114 Wean Hall, (412) 268-6367, ttodd AT cs DOT cmu DOT edu

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Research focus

Usable privacy and security, technology and public policy
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News

Current projects

Usable Privacy Policy Project, usable and secure passwords, privacy decision making, user-controllable security and privacy, usable cyber trust indicators

Previous research

anti-phishing, P3P, electronic voting, and security vulnerabilities in movie distribution

Publications

CMU affiliations

Other affiliations

Teaching

Students

Current PhD Students: Jessica Colnago (Societal Computing), Pardis Emami Naeini (Societal Computing), Hana Habib (Societal Computing), Abby Marsh (Societal Computing), Maggie Oates (Societal Computing), Josh Tan (Societal Computing)

Graduated PhD Students (advisor): Rebecca Balebako (EPP PhD 2014), Cristian Bravo Lillo (EPP PhD 2014), Serge Egelman (COS PhD 2009), Patrick Kelley (COS PhD 2013, co-advisor w/ N. Sadeh), Saranga Komanduri (Societal Computing PhD 2016), Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (COS PhD 2009), Pedro Leon (EPP PhD 2014), Aleecia McDonald (EPP PhD 2010), Rob Reeder (CSD PhD 2008), Rich Shay (COS PhD 2015), Steve Sheng (EPP PhD 2009), Manya Sleeper (Societal Computing PhD 2016), Janice Tsai (EPP PhD 2009), Blase Ur (Societal Computing PhD 2016), Kami Vaniea (CSD PhD 2012, co-advisor w/ L. Bauer)

Graduated PhD Students (committee member): Andrew Besmer (PhD 2013 University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Varun Dutt (EPP PhD 2011), Patrick Feng (PhD 2002 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Maritza Johnson (PhD 2012 Columbia University), Cynthia Kuo (EPP PhD 2008), Elaine Newton (EPP PhD 2009), Kursat Ozenc (Design PhD 2011), Brandon Salmon (ECE PhD 2009), Karen Tang (HCII PhD 2010)

Consulting

I have consulted for companies and non-profits on privacy policies, P3P, usable privacy and security, and technology policy. I have also served as an expert witness in patent litigation and in privacy cases, and in cases challenging the constitutionality of Internet harmful-to-minors laws, including the ACLU's successful challenge to the 1998 Children's Online Protection Act. I currently do expert witness consulting through Harbor Labs.

Personal

I spend most of my free time with my husband (Chuck), son (Shane), and daughters (Maya and Nina). I walk to work, practice yoga, take lots of photos, and design and create quilts. I also serve as an elected election judge, SciTech PTO President, and Dynamoms women's soccer commissioner.

Painted Sun Quilt Thesis2 Quilt Happy Flowers Quilt Circular Logic Quilt 2hip 2b square Quilt

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