Cranor Earns SIGCHI Honors


The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) has elected Societal Computing faculty member, Lorrie Faith Cranor, to the CHI Academy.

SIGCHI is the premier international society for professionals, academics and students interested in human-technology and human-computer interaction (HCI), and annually presents awards to individuals who have devoted their time, resources and expertise to these fields.

SIGCHI’s election of Cranor to the CHI Academy places her among a group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the HCI field, and whose efforts have shaped the discipline and the industry. Cranor, who also directs the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) and co-directs the MSIT-Privacy Engineering master's program, served as chief technologist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in 2016 and has authored more than 150 research papers on online privacy, usable security and other topics. She has played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community.

Cranor will be honored at the 2017 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 6–11 in Denver.


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