Tufts Security and Privacy

We seek to make the Internet safer through research focusing on how professionals build, operate, use, and defend systems. We draw on human-computer interaction and social science methods to investigate how these professionals make security decisions and how they work together on teams and within the broader community. Our goal is to create more usable tooling to best leverage their skills and reduce the security work's barriers to entry.

Our Research

Example code written in Rust

Secure
Development

BinaryNinja disassembler view

Vulnerability Discovery for All

Operating room

Medical System Security

Petri dish with disinformation word cloud

Disinformation

OUR AMAZING TEAM

We have awesome people in our lab

Dan Votipka

Dan Votipka

Assistant Professor
TSP Director

Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster

Professor

Ron Thompson

PhD Student

James Mattei

PhD Student

Samantha Katcher

PhD Student

Carson Powers

PhD Student

Sarah Radway

PhD Student

Madeline McLaughlin

Undergraduate

Gustavo Curioso

Undergraduate

Santana Koring'ura

Undergraduate

Liana Wang

Undergraduate

ALUMNI AND EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS

We also work with awesome people

Michelle Mazurek

University of Maryland

Micheal Hicks

University of Maryland

Kelsey Fulton

University of Maryland

Marshini Chetty

University of Chicago

Rock Stevens

External Collaborator

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Study Participants

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Get your PhD

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Undergraduate Research

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