News

  • I am TAing Jim Herbsleb's course "Ethics and Policy Issues in Computing" in Spring 2013.
  • Currently working as a Statistician at UPMC Health Plan.
  • I am working on my thesis proposal! Topic: modeling preventive health care behavior among patients and physicians using administrative claims data.

About Me

I am a graduate student in the Computation, Organizations & Society program at Carnegie Mellon University. I am currently advised by Kathleen Carley. Additionally, I am working for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center while I work toward the completion of my PhD. My thesis will combine statistics, machine learning, and dynamic network analysis to build a model of preventive health care behavior that can be used to better target interventions to encourage more people to receive recommended preventive health care services.

Broadly speaking, my research explores information in a social context: not just in terms of information relating to social behavior, but also exploring how people acquire, share, and use information with respect to their social interactions. In this vein, privacy has long been an interest of mine, but I am also interested in information seeking, information disclosure, social networks, social software, and health information.

As a PhD student, I was previously supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. From 2007 to 2010, I was advised by Latanya Sweeney, director of the Laboratory for International Data Privacy.

In August 2010, I received my MS in Computation, Organizations & Society here at CMU. I received my BA in sociology from UC Berkeley, and I was previously a MA student in the Interdisciplinary Computer Science program at Mills College. Prior to coming to CMU, I was a Research Scientist in the Computer Science department at North Carolina State University. My work there focused on privacy-related issues and legal compliance in software systems as well as biometrics and digital identities.


Publications

Laurie A. Jones, Annie I. Antón and Julia B. Earp. "Towards Understanding User Perceptions of Authentication Technologies." 2007 ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society, Alexandria, VA, October 29, 2007.

Kristina Lerman and Laurie A. Jones. "Social Browsing on Flickr." International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Boulder, CO, March 26-28, 2007.

Qingfeng He, Paul Otto, Annie I. Antón and Laurie Jones. "Ensuring Compliance Between Policies, Requirements and Software Design: A Case Study." 4th IEEE International Information Assurance Workshop, Royal Holloway, UK, pp. 79-92, April 13-14, 2006.