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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

Mazurek, Hicks Receive Google Faculty Research Award

Researchers will develop tools/strategies that encourage software developers to write more secure code