Prior to joining CMU, Sauvik Das was an assistant professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. He directs the SPUD (Security, Privacy, Usability and Design) Lab. SPUD's work, at the intersection of HCI, AI and cybersecurity, is oriented around answering the question: How can we design systems that empower people with improved agency over their personal data and experiences online? 

A few of his papers have been recognized with awards: a best paper at UbiComp (2013), a distinguished paper at SOUPS (2020), three best paper honorable mentions at CHI (2016, 2017, 2020), a best paper honorable mention at CSCW (2021), and an honorable mention for the NSA's Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper (2014). His lab's work has been generously supported by the NSF and Facebook. His work has also been covered by the popular press, including features in The Atlantic, The Financial Times, and Dark Reading.

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Carnegie Bosch Institute

Meet CBI Faculty Host: Sauvik Das

Sauvik Das directs the SPUD (Security, Privacy, Usability and Design) Lab, which works at the intersection of human computer interfaces, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. His work is oriented around answering the question, "how can we design systems that empower people with improved agency over their personal data and experiences online?" He will be hosting the CBI fellow William Agnew, focusing on advancing this line of work with an emphasis on marginalized communities.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab faculty, students to present at the 32nd USENIX Security Symposium

Carnegie Mellon faculty and students will present on a wide range of topics at the 32nd USENIX Security Symposium. Held in Anaheim, CA, on August 9-11, the event brings together experts from around the world, who will highlight the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks.

ABC News

Das defines AI

HCII’s Sauvik Das spoke with ABC News to help define the term artificial intelligence.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab announces first round of Secure Blockchain Initiative funded projects

Carnegie Mellon University's Secure Blockchain Initiative (SBI) is off and running, as six projects have been selected for its first round of seed funding. Through research, the initiative aims to revolutionize blockchain technology within enterprise ecosystems by tackling various challenges.

KDKA's Talk Pittsburgh

Das helps explain Facebook’s $725 million settlement

HCII’s Sauvik Das appeared on KDKA’s “Talk Pittsburgh” to help explain Facebook’s $725 million settlement.


Das discusses potential security risks around TikTok

Following Lancaster County’s decision to ban TikTok on county devices, HCII’s Sauvik Das joined WESA’s “The Confluence” to discuss the app’s potential security risks.