Dr Kami Vaniea is a Lecturer in Cyber Security and Privacy in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She heads the Technology Usability Lab in Privacy and Security (TULiPS). Her work is in the area of human factors of security and privacy with the goal of making technologies more accessible for people who have limited prior experience with security. Her current projects include: managing phishing, barriers to software update installation, making safe online choices, privacy in the age of smart speakers, and helping software developers more easily make secure choices.
Dr. Vaniea was previously an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University and her PhD is from Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Department. Dr. Vaniea was previously an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, a Post Doc at Michigan State University, and her PhD is from Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Science Department. While at the University of Edinburgh she has served as the school’s Equality and Diversity coordinator, the Deputy Director for U. Edinburgh’s Academic Center of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, as well as being a member of the school’s ethics panel.