Office: CAS Room 403
Email: vaniea at msu dot edu
College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media
Michigan State University
404 Wilson Road, Room 409
East Lansing, MI 48824
I am a Post Doctorial researcher at the Behavior Information Technology lab at Michigan State University. I am working with Rick Wash and Emilee Rader on understanding end users' mental models of security and the impact those models have on behavior.
My personal research interests are in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) as it applies to Security and Privacy applications, an area referred to as Usable Privacy and Security. My particular focus is in making access-control policy management a more tractable problem for end users. My PhD thesis work, conducted at Carnegie Mellon University with Lorrie Faith Cranor, looked at the impact of putting access-control permission information in close spatial proximity to the resource it protects.