Questions about the future of the multi-billion smart technology industry that tracks what we are doing are more than theoretical in Pittsburgh. Researchers at places like Carnegie Mellon University are studying the implications of all this data collection and working to find alternate ways to tap into the benefits without sacrificing each user’s personal information.
This UbiComp (ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing) award is given to a graduate student who has made outstanding research and service contributions to the field of ubiquitous computing.
Contact-tracing could help curb the spread of COVID-19. While the process can be performed manually, researchers have suggested that digital contact tracing using cell phones could be a more accurate and scalable approach. But its effectiveness relies heavily on a large installation rate — and that may depend on how people weigh the app's utility versus its privacy risks.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact countless aspects of everyday life, CyLab researchers are monitoring its effects on people’s cybersecurity and privacy.
Last year, a team of CyLab researchers explored the account-sharing behaviors of romantic couples and found that some of their practices could compromise security. Building off that study, the team wanted to explore the account-sharing behaviors of another subset of people: employees within a company or organization.
The Undergraduate Research Symposium, or the "Meeting of the Minds," (MoM) is a university-wide celebration of undergraduate research. More than 700 Carnegie Mellon University students, including several from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, presented their research on Wednesday, May 8, in the Cohon University Center.
Conducting research is a valuable experience for CMU undergraduates and advisors alike.