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Lujo Bauer is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and in the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University in 1997 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 2003.

Bauer's research interests span many areas of computer security and privacy, and include building usable access-control systems with sound theoretical underpinnings, developing languages and systems for run-time enforcement of security policies on programs, and generally narrowing the gap between a formal model and a practical, usable system. His recent work focuses on developing tools and guidance to help users stay safer online, and in examining how advances in machine learning can lead to a more secure future.

Bauer served as the program chair for the flagship computer security conferences of the IEEE (S&P 2015) and the Internet Society (NDSS 2014) and is an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security.

Office
2203 Collaborative Innovation Center
Phone
412.268.9745
Email
lbauer@andrew.cmu.edu
Google Scholar
Lujo Bauer
Websites
Lujo Bauer's website

Helping Users Manage Online Data

On the Future of AI

Education

2003 Ph.D., Computer Science, Princeton University

1999 MA, Computer Science, Princeton University

1997 BS, Computer Science, Yale University

Affiliations

Media mentions


CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Microsoft expands its strategic partnership

Microsoft has announced that it is expanding its partnership with Carnegie Mellon University CyLab in becoming a founding sponsor of CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Aryaka becomes strategic partner

The company will serve as a founding sponsor of Carnegie Mellon’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

VMware to sponsor CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative

VMware recently announced it will be a founding sponsor of CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security Initiative, which has a mission of rethinking security across enterprise ecosystems through innovations in artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering, and human factors research.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

“Adulting” for cybersecurity, GANs, and more: CyLab’s 2022 seed funding awardees

Over $400K in seed funding has been awarded to 18 different faculty and staff across seven departments at Carnegie Mellon to support security and privacy research.

US News

Bauer quoted on field of cybersecurity

ECE’s Lujo Bauer was quoted by US News about cybersecurity for their article on preparing for a career in the field.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Cisco announces strategic partnership with Carnegie Mellon CyLab

The mission of Cisco Research, the research arm of multinational tech leader Cisco Systems, is to foster research collaborations with “the best university researchers in the field.” Thus, the company has announced a new partnership with Carnegie Mellon University CyLab.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Study explores tensions between IoT device owners and “incidental users”

A team of CyLab researchers conducted a study exploring the tensions that may arise between device owners and incidental users, who may or may not be comfortable as incidental users.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab researchers awarded MURI grant to study human-bot teams

Lujo Bauer, Matt Fredrikson, and Cleotilde Gonzalez are part of a team of researchers that was named a winner of a prestigious US Department of Defense (DoD) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Third round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced

Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has announced its third round of funding, which will support 12 Internet of Things (IoT)-related projects for one year.

Dark Reading

Bauer, Cranor, and Christin quoted on password security

CyLab’s Lujo Bauer, Nicolas Christin, and Lorrie Cranor were quoted on Dark Reading on their password research.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Finally: a usable and secure password policy backed by science

After nearly a decade of studies, the passwords research group in Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute has developed a policy for creating passwords that maintains balance between security and usability—one backed by hard science.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Three CyLab papers presented at the FTC’s PrivacyCon 2020

Three CyLab papers were presented at this year’s PrivacyCon, focusing on privacy and security nutrition labels, making privacy choices easier, and perceptions of advanced video analytics.