Habib Named 2017 CyLab Presidential Fellow


Hana Habib, Societal Computing Ph.D student, was recently named a recipient of the 2017 CyLab Presidential Fellowship.

CyLab is a university-wide initiative founded in 2003 to establish public-private partnerships to develop new technologies for measurable, secure, available, trustworthy, and sustainable computing and communications system. A decade later, CyLab is one of the largest university-based cybersecurity research and education centers in the United States.

The CyLab Presidential Fellowships, established in 2016, are awarded to high-achieving exemplary graduate students researching topics around security and privacy. Each fellowship covers one year of tuition.


headshot habib 2010606Hana Habib

Ph.D. student in Societal Computing. Advised by Engineering and Public Policy and Institute for Software Research (ISR) professor Lorrie Cranor

Habib’s research studies human behavior in relation to privacy and security. She utilizes the Security Behavior Observatory, a longitudinal study capturing privacy and security related metadata from participants’ home computers via data collection software.

“The purpose of this research is to understand the steps people take to protect their online privacy and security in their daily lives through analyzing data collected over a period of three years from hundreds of Windows home users.

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