Tag Archives: privacy

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.”

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.'”


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 amulet-project.org.


Awarded NSF grant to develop technologies to help underserved older adults age in place

Dr. Kelly Caine and Dr. Kay Connelly have  been awarded $500,000 by the National Science Foundation to better understand how technologies can assist underserved older adults as they age in place.

The project will ultimately provide guidance to community members, service providers, and governmental agencies about how to wield technology to enable those populations to age in place. Researchers will identify and analyze existing technologies, then compare and contrast those with the specific needs of low-SES older adults.

PETS 2011

This week Dr. Caine attended the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium in Waterloo, Canada.

The goal of the conference was to bring together anonymity and privacy experts from around the world to discuss recent advances and new perspectives in privacy for the Internet and other communication networks.

Paper demonstrating importance of visualization on disclosure decisions presented at CHI2011

Today Dr. Caine presented work demonstrating the importance of visualization on disclosure decisions at the 2011 ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) in Vancouver.

Along with her co-authors, Dr. Lorraine Kisselburgh and Ms. Louise Laureau, Dr. Caine studied the effects of providing users, and potential users, of Online Social Networks (e.g., facebook) with visual and numeric feedback about the audience to whom they are disclosing. They found that augmenting an interface with a visualization or numeric display of the audience helps people disclose in a way that is more in line with their own preferences. In addition, Drs. Caine and Kisselburgh and Ms. Lareau suggested alternative designs that could make use of this new information to help social network users manage their privacy.

The full paper, Audience Visualization Influences Disclosures in Online Social Networks, is available here as a PDF and online in the ACM Digital Library.

Awarded grant to help patients gain more control over health information

A team of researchers from Regenstrief Institute, IU School of Medicine and the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington have been awarded a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to to develop approaches to implement greater patient choice in health information sharing.

Dr. Caine will lead the human factors portion of the research.