Informatics Forum 5.23
10 Crichton Street
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

kvaniea [at]

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Kami Vaniea (van-yay)

I am a Lecturer in Cyber Security and Privacy at the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics. My research interests are in the human factors of security and privacy. The goal of my work is to make security and privacy technologies more accessible for a wide range of users including end users, developers, and system administrators. My recent projects include: understanding barriers to software update installation, privacy concerns of content viewers, permission setting privacy across different cultures, and helping small app designers create secure health apps.

I am currently:

I was previously an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University and a post doctorial researcher in the Media and Information department at Michigan State University. My PhD is from Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department and my thesis looked at the human factors of access control systems.


Current PhD Students

Past Students

A full list of past Masters, Undergraduate, and Intern students along with their projects can be found on the TULIPS Student Projects page.


Past Teaching