College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences Dean’s Professorship Award

Dr. Caine has been named College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences Dean’s Professor.

The award recognizes “top talent of high-performing faculty members.”





Cited in Article about Innovative Approach to Cybersecurity Education

Dr. Caine was cited in an article on the shortage of cybersecurity workers in the US published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

“Among the institutions that are shifting to a more comprehensive notion of cybersecurity is Clemson University. Its Humans and Technology Lab conducts research aimed at making automated systems better reflect the ways people actually behave, with protections designed accordingly. Recent projects include studying how patients use electronic health records and exploring the risks to privacy posed by wearable devices.

Nationwide, colleges have a long way to go to incorporate that kind of broad approach into their educational and research agendas, says Kelly Caine, an associate professor of human-centered computing at Clemson, who heads the lab.”

Understanding Your Users Published

Dr. Caine’s first book, Understanding Your Users, a collaboration with Kathy Baxter (Google) and Catherine Courage (Citrix), was published today.

The book is available for purchase on AmazonGoogle Play, iTunes and directly from the publisher.


Named Clemson Researcher of the Month

Dr. Caine has been named Clemson University Researcher of the Month.

The award honors a member of the Clemson community whose contributions to the academic and intellectual culture at Clemson University are outstanding.

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Cited in Washington Post

Dr. Caine was cited in an article on the right to be forgotten vs. free speech published in today’s issue of the Washington Post.

She said, “without the ability to escape personal histories, ‘there’s no rebirth. There’s no starting over.'”


Named to Advisory Board of Freedom of the Press Foundation

Dr. Caine has been named to the Technical Advisory Board of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

She joins eight journalists, technologists and academics who will discuss and devise methods for journalists to better protect their electronic communications from governments, criminals and others.

Awarded NSF grant to develop computational jewelry for mHealth

dartmouth-clemson2Dr. Kelly Caine (Co-PI) and Dr. Jacob Sorber (PI) of Clemson University along with Dr. Ryan Halter (Co-PI), Dr. David Kotz (PI), Dr.Andrés Molina-Markham (Co-PI), and Dr. Sarah Lord of Dartmouth College have been awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation’s Computer Systems Research program to study the potential for computational jewelry to support mobile-health applications.

Dr. Caine’s role in the project will be to lead the human factors effort, with a focus on security, privacy and usability. More information about the project can be found at