I earned my Phd in June 2019 from the University of Washington in Computer Science & Engineering. During my PhD, I was advised by Tadayoshi Kohno in the Security & Privacy Research Lab and Alexis Hiniker from the UW Information School.
I am currently applying for tenure-track faculty positions at research institutions.
I'm broadly interested in security and privacy, and I am particularly drawn to projects that seek to understand users' security and privacy expectations and how those expectations may be violated even when systems work as anticipated (e.g., are not compromised by malicious actors).
For more details, see my CV.
Some of my non-research interests include: hanging out with my awesome dog; dancing (recently, on roller skates); playing soccer and softball; going to local sports games; knitting and other artistic endeavors.
Tianshi Li, Camille Cobb, Jackie (Junrui) Yang, Sagar Baviskar, Yuvraj Agarwal, Beibei Li, Lujo Bauer, Jason I. Hong. What Makes People Install a COVID-19 Contact-Tracing App? Understanding the Influence of App Design and Individual Difference on Contact-Tracing App Adoption Intention. December 2020. In submission. arXiv preprint
Kentrell Owens, Camille Cobb, Lorrie Cranor. ``You Gotta Watch What You Say'': Surveillance of Communication with Incarcerated People. CHI 2021, May 2021(to be held virtually). pdf
Camille Cobb, Milijana Surbatovich, Anna Kawakami, Mahmood Sharif, Lujo Bauer, Anupam Das, Limin Jia. How Risky Are Real Users’ IFTTT Applets? SOUPS 2020, August 2020 (held virtually). pdf, 5 min talk video and slides, 14 min talk video
Camille Cobb, Lucy Simko, Tadayoshi Kohno, Alexis Hiniker. User Experiences with Online Status Indicators. CHI 2020, April 2020. pdf
Camille Cobb. User-to-User Privacy in Social and Communications Applications. Doctoral Dissertation. pdf
Camille Cobb*, Samuel Sudar*, Nicholas Reiter, Richard Anderson, Franziska Roesner, Tadayoshi Kohno. Computer Security for Data Collection Technologies. Development Engineering, Volume 3, 2018. Journal version of prior work presented at ICTD ’16.
Camille Cobb*, Samuel Sudar*, Nicholas Reiter, Richard Anderson, Franziska Roesner, Tadayoshi Kohno. Computer Security for Data Collection Technologies. ICTD 2016, Ann Arbor, MI, June 2016. pdf
Camille Cobb, Ted McCarthy, Annuska Perkins, Ankitha Bharadwaj, Jared Comis, Brian Do, Kate Starbird. Designing for the deluge: understanding & supporting the distributed, collaborative work of crisis volunteers. CSCW 2014, Baltimore, MD, February 2014. pdf
Sara Sprenkle, Camille Cobb, Lori Pollock. Leveraging user-privilege classification to customize usage-based statistical models of web applications. ICST 2012, Montreal, Canada, April 2012.
* Denotes equal contributions, listed in alphabetical order.
Full list of publications on Google Scholar.
I've worked with many excellent undergrad and masters students at UW and CMU, incuding:
Early in my PhD, I led a UW HCDE Directed Research Group with undergrad and masters students from UW HCDE and UW CSE rotating in and out of the team over several quarters:
I have also mentored high school students in computer science competitions.