Diana Freed

PhD in Computer and Information Science, Cornell Tech

Diana Freed is a PhD student in Computer and Information Science and a Digital Life Doctoral Fellow at Cornell Tech. Her research interests are in computer security and privacy, usable security, human-computer interaction (HCI), as well as health technologies. She works with the Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Tech Research Group in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence where she focuses on developing tools and technologies to improve the safety, security, and privacy of survivors of IPV. Diana is a recipient of the Engaged Cornell Graduate Student Grant, the 2018 ACM CHI Best Paper Award, and a 2018 CSCW special recognition for her contribution to diversity and inclusion. She is an Affiliate and 2015-16 Fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute, a visiting scholar and a graduate of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), and a graduate of Columbia University. Her research has been published in CHI, CSCW, IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, JMIR, Pervasive Health and media outlets including The New York Times, Wired, MIT Technology Review, Malwarebytes Labs, and the Good Code Podcast.