NSF Funds New Ph.D. in Usable Privacy and Security

August 25, 2009

Carnegie Mellon University's Lorrie Cranor and her colleagues received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a Ph.D. program in usable privacy and security.
"Carnegie Mellon's CyLab Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) Doctoral Training Program will offer Ph.D. students a new cross-disciplinary training experience that helps them produce solutions to ongoing tensions between security, privacy and usability," said Cranor, associate professor in the Institute for Software Research, the Department of Engineering and Public Policy and Carnegie Mellon CyLab — one of the largest university-based cybersecurity education and research centers in the world.
Cranor said the CUPS doctoral training program is designed to give students both classroom learning as well as collaborative research training with teams of mentors from different disciplines, internships and summer seminars. Continue to the Carnegie Mellon press release.


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