|Born||February 25, 1971|
|Other names||Lorrie Faith Cranor|
|Education||Montgomery Blair High School 1989|
|Alma mater||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Employer||Carnegie Mellon University, Federal Trade Commission|
|Known for||privacy and security research, cyberfeminism|
Lorrie Faith Cranor, D.Sc. is the FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and is the director of the Carnegie Mellon Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory. She has served as Chief Technologist of the Federal Trade Commission, and she was formerly a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation Board of Directors. Previously she was a researcher at AT&T Labs-Research and taught in the Stern School of Business at New York University. She has authored over 110 research papers on online privacy, phishing and semantic attacks, spam, electronic voting, anonymous publishing, usable access control, and other topics.
Early life and education
Cranor was a member of the first class to graduate from the Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Magnet Program at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. She received a bachelor's degree in Engineering and Public Policy, masters degrees in Technology and Human Affairs, and Computer Science, and a doctorate in Engineering and Policy, all from Washington University in St. Louis.
Marriage and children
- Shane Zachary Cranor (2001 - )
- Maya Quinn Cranor (2003 - )
- Nina Veronica Cranor (2006 - )
At CMU, Cranor's research has largely focused on privacy policies and passwords.
Cranor led the development of the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) Project at the World Wide Web Consortium and authored the book Web Privacy with P3P. She also led the development of the Privacy Bird P3P user agent and the Privacy Finder P3P search engine.
Cranor has played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the book Security and Usability (O'Reilly 2005) and founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS).
Cranor is a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc and has authored over 150 research papers on online privacy, usable security, and other topics.
Honors and awards
In 2013, Cranor's Security Blanket won Honorable Mention in the International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge presented by Science and the National Science Foundation. She gave a TEDx talk in March 2014 entitled, "What's Wrong with your pa$$w0rd."
In 2016, was named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
In 2017, she was elected to the CHI Academy. At the same conference, Cranor was awarded a prestigious Best Paper award for her paper titled Design and Evaluation of a Data-Driven Password Meter.
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