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Mazurek, Michelle

Mazurek, Michelle

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
Electrical and Computer Engineering
3421 AV Williams

Prof. Mazurek's research focuses on human-centered computer security. She is interested in understanding and influencing security and privacy behaviors and preferences by collecting real data from real users. Recently she has focused on topics including making security easier for professionals such as sysadmins and software developers, understanding how and why end users learn and apply security behaviors, and investigating adoption of end-to-end encrypted messaging.

She leads the Security, Privacy, People lab (SP2) within the Maryland Cybersecurity Center.


  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2014
  • B.S., University of Maryland, 2004

Cybersecurity and Cryptography, Human Computer Interaction, Systems and Networking

MC2 Faculty, Students Have Five Papers Accepted to ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

MC2 researchers are presenting work covering a wide array of security-related topics

MC2 Researchers Have Six Papers Accepted to USENIX Security Symposium

MC2 researchers are presenting on a wide array of security-related topics at the August 15-17, 2018 event

MC2 Faculty, Students Have Four Papers Accepted to the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy

Researchers will present on cybersecurity, usability, advanced cryptography, network security and more