Michelle Mazurek is an assistant professor of computer science with joint appointments in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center and the Human-Computer Interaction Lab.
Her research is focused on computer security, with an emphasis on human factors. She is interested in designing systems to support usable security.
Mazurek was most recently affiliated with the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Lab and the Parallel Data Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. She has also worked with a group investigating usability-security tradeoffs for passwords, primarily relating to how password policies and user instructions affect the passwords users create. They developed new metrics for password strength and pioneered using large online studies to collect controlled password data.
Mazurek received her doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014.