Prior to joining CMU, Sauvik Das was an assistant professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. He directs the SPUD (Security, Privacy, Usability and Design) Lab. SPUD's work, at the intersection of HCI, AI and cybersecurity, is oriented around answering the question: How can we design systems that empower people with improved agency over their personal data and experiences online?
A few of his papers have been recognized with awards: a best paper at UbiComp (2013), a distinguished paper at SOUPS (2020), three best paper honorable mentions at CHI (2016, 2017, 2020), a best paper honorable mention at CSCW (2021), and an honorable mention for the NSA's Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper (2014). His lab's work has been generously supported by the NSF and Facebook. His work has also been covered by the popular press, including features in The Atlantic, The Financial Times, and Dark Reading.