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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

"Quoted by Reuters. Assistant Professor Florian Schaub. A look at the intimate details Amazon knows about us." Headshot of Florian Schaub. UMSI logo.
Schaub: We have to rely on Amazon to do the right thing with personal data

UMSI assistant professor Florian Schaub says businesses like Amazon are not always transparent about what they’re doing with the massive amounts of user data they collect.

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Women, Black students may opt out of sharing learning data, if given choice

A new study from UMSI researchers shows that giving students an opt-out option may skew the data, biasing it against the people institutions most want to help.

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