Franziska Roesner

Associate Professor
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
Bill & Melinda Gates Center, Box 352355
Seattle, WA 98195

Security and Privacy Research Lab

I am an associate professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.

My research focuses on computer security and privacy. My interests are broad within that domain, identifying and addressing security and privacy challenges faced by end users of existing and emerging technologies.

I am on sabbatical for the 2021-22 academic year. I am collaborating with colleagues at the Max Planck Institutes for Software Systems and Security & Privacy, as well as continuing to advise my students doing research at UW. I am also a 2021-22 Consumer Reports Digital Lab Fellow and participating in NSF's Convergence Accelerator on Trust & Authenticity in Communication Systems. Looking forward to a busy and exciting sabbatical!

I am also an adjunct associate professor in the Information School, the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department and the Human Centered Design and Engineering Department at the University of Washington. I am also affiliated with the UW Tech Policy Lab, the UW Reality Lab, and the Center for an Informed Public.

I am on the USENIX Security steering committee (after co-chairing in 2020) and on the USENIX Enigma steering committee (after co-chairing in 2018 and 2019).

I am the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award (2017), an Emerging Leader Alumni Award from the UT Austin College of Natural Sciences (2017), an MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Award (2017), a Google Security and Privacy Research Award (2017), an Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (2020), and a Consumer Reports Digital Lab Fellowship (2021).

Some directions I'm particularly interested in at the moment (but not an exhaustive list!) include:

Last updated November 2021.