Cranor Named ACM Fellow

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Lorrie Cranor is one of 47 computer scientists named as 2014 fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery.

Lorrie Faith Cranor, a professor in the Institute for Software Research and director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Lab, is one of 47 computer scientists named as 2014 fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery.

Cranor is a professor of computer science and engineering and public policy, and is co-director of the Privacy Engineering master's program. She was cited by the ACM for her contributions to research and education in usable privacy and security.

Cranor has played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the seminal book "Security and Usability" (O'Reilly 2005) and founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). She has authored more than 100 research papers on online privacy, usable security and other topics; served on numerous boards; and has testified about privacy issues before Congress.

She joined the CMU faculty in 2003 after seven years at AT&T Labs-Research.

ACM President Alexander L. Wolf acknowledged the advances made by Cranor and the other newly named ACM fellows. "Our world has been immeasurably improved by the impact of their innovations," he said. "We recognize their contributions to the dynamic computing technologies that are making a difference to the study of computer science, the community of computing professionals, and the countless consumers and citizens who are benefiting from their creativity and commitment."

ACM will formally recognize the 2014 fellows at its annual Awards Banquet in June in San Francisco.

Byron Spice | 412-268-9068 | bspice@cs.cmu.edu