Dr. Yixin Zou (she/her) is a tenure-track faculty member at the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy, leading the human-centered security and privacy group. Her research interests span human-computer interaction, privacy, and security, focusing on improving laypeople’s adoption of protective behaviors and supporting the digital safety of marginalized and underserved communities. Her research has been recognized with an ACM SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award (2024), the John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award (2022), two best paper honorable mentions at CHI (2019, 2020), and a distinguished paper award at SOUPS (2018). Dr. Zou has been invited to present her research at the US Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon and CNIL Privacy Research Day, among other international venues, and her research has directly shaped the rule-making process for the California Consumer Privacy Act. She holds a Ph.D. in Information from the University of Michigan.