Elissa Redmiles

Elissa Redmiles, MSc

Assistentin / Research and Teaching Assistant

Phone: +41 44 634 46 73

Room number: AND 3.64


Elissa Redmiles is a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at the University of Maryland and has been a visiting researcher with the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and the University of Zurich. Elissa’s research interests are broadly in the areas of security and privacy. She uses computational, economic, and social science methods to understand users’ security and privacy decision-making processes, specifically investigating inequalities that arise in these processes and mitigating those inequalities through the design of systems that facilitate safety equitably across users. Elissa is the recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a National Science Defense and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, and a Facebook Fellowship. Her work has been recognized with the John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award, a Distinguished Paper Award at USENIX Security 2018, a Best Presentation Honorable Mention at EC2018, Most Engaging Talk at USENIX Security HotSec 2017, and a University of Maryland Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Additionally, Elissa’s work has been featured in popular press publications such as Scientific American, Business Insider, Newsweek, and CNET.