Blase Ur

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Blase Ur is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago, where he researches security, privacy and human-computer interaction. As the UChicago SUPERgroup, he and his students use data-driven methods to help users make better security and privacy decisions, as well as to improve the usability of complex computer systems. He won three best paper awards (CHI 2017, USENIX Security 2016 and UbiComp 2014). His research has been covered in national media. He received the 2018 SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award, a 2018 IEEE Cybersecurity Award for Practice, the 2016 John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award, an NDSEG fellowship, and a Fulbright scholarship. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (Ph.D. and MS) and Harvard University (AB).