my name is

Nathan Malkin

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in computer science at the University of Maryland.

I strive to make technology more private and secure by studying and simplifying people's decisions.

I've joined Michelle Mazurek and the SP2 lab to work on privacy for the Internet of Things, helping developers create more secure software, and understanding the digital safety needs of at-risk users.

I completed my PhD at UC Berkeley, where I was advised by David Wagner and Serge Egelman. My dissertation focused on privacy controls for always-listening devices, such as smart speakers and smart TVs. I also researched other topics in usable security and privacy, for example drawing on behavioral economics to help users make security decisions while avoiding cognitive biases. You can find more of my research here.


My email address is:

nmalkin at cs.berkeley.edu