Dr Marvin Ramokapane is a Research Associate in cyber security and privacy. Leveraging his technical and socio-technical research methods he aims to understand how users perceive and use technology with regards to security and privacy. Marvin is particularly interested in three areas, (1) usability, (2) privacy, and (3) trust.
His research on usability focuses on understanding the usability practices and the challenges faced by users and operators alike when enforcing security and privacy measures. Marvin aims to understand the challenges and propose viable solutions. Regarding privacy, he is interested in understanding users’ perceptions and norms around the use of smartphones and smart home devices. His research on trust focuses on understanding the factors that engender trust in blockchain applications especially in peer to peer electricity trading platforms.