Lorrie Faith Cranor
Director, Collaboratory Against Hate: Research and
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!
University, CIC 2107,
4720 Forbes Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
office: CIC 2107 (4720 Forbes Ave [directions])
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. I use my full name Lorrie Faith Cranor in my publications, but no need to include my middle name elsewhere. Pronouns: she/her.
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Current PhD Students: Aurelia Augusta (EPP), Elijah Bouma-Sims (Societal Computing), Kyle Crichton (EPP), Andy Gallardo (Societal Computing), Kalil Anderson Garrett (Societal Computing), Maggie Oates (Societal Computing), Sarah Pearman (Societal Computing)
Graduated PhD Students (advisor): Rebecca Balebako (EPP PhD 2014), Cristian Bravo Lillo (EPP PhD 2014), Jessica Colnago (Societal Computing PhD 2021), Serge Egelman (COS PhD 2009), Pardis Emami-Naeini (Societal Computing PhD 2020), Hana Habib (Societal Computing PhD 2021), 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), Abby Marsh (Societal Computing PhD 2018), 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), Josh Tan (Societal Computing PhD 2020, co-advisor w/ L. Bauer), Janice Tsai (EPP PhD 2009), Blase Ur (Societal Computing PhD 2016), Kami Vaniea (CSD PhD 2012, co-advisor w/ L. Bauer)
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.
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.