[PET] Immediate Opening for Privacy/Security Postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University

Alessandro Acquisti acquisti at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Jul 2 22:26:39 BST 2012

The CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory and Heinz College at 
Carnegie Mellon University have an immediate opening for a post doctoral
to work on a four-year project that will have unprecedented 
access to and explore in-depth privacy and security-related behavior from a
large panel of 
home computer users.

This is an interdisciplinary project. It involves interacting with other
and students with diverse (economics, behavioral, and computer science)
backgrounds. The ideal candidate would have experience doing research in 
usable security, security economics, behavioral decision making, or a
field. In addition, the ideal candidate should have substantial systems 
programming skills, including knowledge of Windows internals. Strong Java 
background a must. Candidates are expected to be capable of working under 
limited supervision and should have strong communication skills.  The 
successful candidate is expected to publish papers in top-level journals and

conferences along with other faculty and students. The postdoc will work
professors Lorrie Cranor, Nicolas Christin, Alessandro Acquisti, and Rahul 
Telang at Carnegie Mellon.

The initial appointment is for one year with option of renewal for another
one to three years. The start date is negotiable, but ideally no later than
October  1, 2012. Carnegie Mellon offers competitive salaries and benefits.
Interested candidates should forward their resume along with the names of
three references to Lorrie Cranor <lorrie at cmu.edu>.

CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory 

Heinz College



Alessandro Acquisti
Associate Professor
Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

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