Pardis Emami-Naeini Receives Google AI Research Award

Pardis Emami-Naeini Receives 2024 Google AI Research Award

Dr. Pardis Emami-Naeini, an expert in security and privacy, usability, and human-computer interaction, has won a 2024 Google AI Research Scholar Program Award in the Privacy category, aimed at supporting early-career academics for her project Designing A Usable Security and Privacy Label “Dictionary” with $60,000 funding awarded.

Not only informing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Consumer Reports, and the World Economic Forum in their efforts to design usable and informative security and privacy labels for smart devices, Pardis's research has also been published and covered by multiple outlets, including Wired, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Dr. Pardis Emami-Naeini joined Duke University in 2022, and is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Public Policy, a Duke Science and Technology Scholar, and the director of the Duke InSPIre Lab. Previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Security and Privacy Research Lab at the University of Washington, Pardis received her PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2020 where she was selected as a Rising Star in electrical engineering and computer science in October 2019 and was also awarded the 2019-2020 CMU CyLab Presidential Fellowship.

Congratulations, Pardis!