BLUES is co-directed by Dr. Serge Egelman and Prof. David Wagner:

Serge Egelman is Research Director of the Usable Security & Privacy Group at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and a research scientist within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at the University of California, Berkeley. BLUES is the union of his two affiliations. His research focuses on usable privacy and security, with the specific aim of better understanding how people make decisions surrounding their privacy and security, and then creating improved interfaces that better align stated preferences with outcomes. This has included human subjects research on social networking privacy, access controls, authentication mechanisms, web browser security warnings, and privacy-enhancing technologies. He received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and prior to that was an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. He has also performed research at NIST, Brown University, Microsoft Research, and Xerox PARC.

David Wagner is Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, with expertise in the areas of computer security, usable security, and systems security. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in the scientific literature and has co-authored two books on encryption and computer security. His research has analyzed and contributed to the security of cellular networks, 802.11 wireless networks, electronic voting systems, and other widely deployed systems.

Postdoctoral Scholars:

  • Markus Krause
  • Joel Reardon

Graduate Students:

  • David Fifield
  • Nathan Malkin
  • Christopher Thompson
  • Lynn Tsai

Undergraduate Students:

  • Jason Liu
  • Manar Safi
  • Won Park

Research Staff:

  • Irwin Reyes

Visiting Researchers / Affiliates:

  • Nathan Good
  • Marian Harbach
  • Arunesh Mathur
  • Primal Wijesekera

Alumni and Former Members:

  • Tousif Ahmed
  • Arjun Baokar
  • Michael Chen
  • Michelle Chen
  • Matthew Deng
  • Ashkan Hosseini
  • James Jia
  • Joong Hwa Lee
  • Linda Lee
  • Derek Leung
  • Andrew Liu
  • Aaron McFall
  • Pratyush Mishra
  • Fah Vorasucha