My research focuses on understanding how users make security decisions and developing security education interventions for at-risk users.

My Ph.D. work is generously supported by a NSF GRFP and a Facebook Fellowship.


  1. Redmiles,E.M., Kross, S., and Mazurek, M.L. Where is the Digital Divide? A Survey of Security, Privacy, and Socioeconomics. Paper (Note). To Appear at the 2017 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). 2017. Acceptance Rate: 25%
  2. Redmiles, E.M.*, Grace, E.*, Rai, A.*, and Ghani, R. Detecting Fraud, Corruption, and Collusion in International Development Contracts. Paper. IEEE Conference on Big Data (BigData). 2016. Acceptance Rate: 19%.
    *This is a co-first authored publication.
  3. Redmiles, E.M., Kross, S., and Mazurek, M.L. How I Learned to be Secure: a Census-Representative Survey of Security Advice Sources and Behavior. Paper. ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS). 2016. 16% accept rate..
  4. Redmiles, E.M. , Malone, A.R., and Mazurek, M. L. " I Think They're Trying to Tell Me Something: Advice Sources and Selection for Digital Security. Paper. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland). 2016. 13% accept rate.


  1. "Get Paid To Program - Engaging Underrepresented High School Women in Computer Science", Google.org and National Center for Women in Technology Student Seed Grant, PI, $5,000, 2017-2018.
  2. "Survey Research into the Privacy and Security Experiences of Low-SES Populations", Data and Society Research Institute, Data Access Grant, PI, 2015-2016.
  3. "Computer Science Connect 'Curriculum-In-A-Box'", SIGCSE Special Projects Grant, PI, Co-PI: Jandelyn Plane, 2013-2014, $5000.

    See completed project


University of Maryland
Doctorate of Philosophy in Computer Science
Graduate Certificate in Survey Methodology (18 credits)
      NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2017 - 2020
      Facebook Fellowship 2017 - 2019
      Deans Fellowship 2015 & 2016
      University of Chicago Data Science for Social Good Fellow 2015
Research Advisor: Dr. Michelle Mazurek


University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Cum Laude
GPA: 3.93 | Banneker Key Full Grant
Thesis: Human factors and requirements for a successful mobile platform dynamic taxishare system in the USA.
Undergraduate Research Advisors: Dr. Samir Khuller, Dr. Anne Simon and Dr. Diana Peterson.


Phillips Exeter Academy
High School
GPA: 10.6/11.0, Highest Honors