Since 2023, I lead the Human-Centered Security and Privacy group at the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP). Our research seeks to empower end-users with more literacy and agency over their personal data when interacting with socio-technical systems. We are strong believers of interdisciplinary research, and always look for opportunities to engage with communities, companies, policymakers, and non-profit organizations to translate our research into practice.

A few directions of ongoing research in our group include:

  • Accessibility: making S&P technology more accessible to underserved populations, such as deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and older adults
  • AI ethics: developing approaches that enable a critical perception of AI/algorithmic systems among laypeople
  • Cross-cultural S&P: examining S&P user experiences and advice in the majority world, outside the North American and Western European context
  • Digital threats: understanding and measuring digital risks and harms that impact end users, such as scams and deceptive advertising

Group Members

I am extremely lucky to work with the following people:

Ph.D. Student

Research Intern/Visiting Scholar


Please feel free to reach out to any one of them if you are interested in learning what it’s like to work with me. If you are interested in joining our group, please read this page first before reaching out to me.