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Florian Schaub

Florian Schaub

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering Email: fschaub@umich.edu Phone: 734/764-5607
Office: School of Information/4344 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Google Scholar profile

Biography

Florian Schaub is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information. His research focuses on empowering users to effectively manage their privacy in complex socio-technological systems. His research interests span privacy, human-computer interaction, mobile and ubiquitous computing, and the Internet of Things. Before joining the University of Michigan, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his doctoral degree and Diplom in Computer Science from the University of Ulm, Germany, and a Bachelor in Information Technology from Deakin University, Australia.

Areas of interest

Privacy, human-computer interaction, usable privacy & security, ubiquitous computing, Internet of Things

News

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UMSI doctoral student Kaiwen Sun awarded prestigious Meta Fellowship

Kaiwen Sun was awarded a highly-competitive Meta PhD Fellowship award for her research on understanding and supporting children’s privacy and safety needs in smart home environments.

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Schaub: Cookie banners belie digital privacy for website surfers

Cookie banners were supposed to protect data privacy, but experts argue they aren't an effective solution. 

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