University of Waterloo
Electrical & Computer Engineering
DC 2532
200 University Ave. W
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1

CV / résumé


Kami Vaniea (van-yay)

I am an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). 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: developer-centered privacy, dynamic phishing advice, smart speaker bystander privacy, understanding barriers to software update installation, and people's misunderstanding of Twitter's privacy settings.

I am currently:

I was previously a Lecturer/Reader in Cyber Security and Privacy at the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics. And before that, 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