Camille

Camille Cobb

Research

I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Lujo Bauer in the CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University.

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 Hinkier from the UW Information School.

I am currently applying for tenure-track faculty positions at research institutions.

Research Interests

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.

Other Interests

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.

Contact

Email: ccobb@andrew.cmu.edu
Github: cobbc12
Instagram: cam_and_stormy
Twitter: @campossible


Publications

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. A Privacy-Focused Systematic Analysis of Online Status Indicators. PETS 2020, July 2020 (held virtually). pdf, 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, Tadayoshi Kohno. How Public Is My Private Life? Privacy in Online Dating. WWW 2017, Perth, Australia, April 2017. pdf, survey instrument, presentation slides

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.



My dog Stormy in a field of flowers

Advising

I've worked with many excellent undergrad and masters students at UW and CMU, incuding:

  • Kentrell Owens
  • Diva-Oriane Marty (CMU)
  • Shrutika Ruhela (CMU)
  • Alison Hoffman (CMU)
  • Varun Rao (CMU)
  • Anna Kawakami (Wellesley College)
  • Clemend Zhong (UW)
  • Kayla Butler (UW)

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:

  • Aiko Lin
  • Ankitha Bharadwaj
  • Brian Do
  • Eng Phannipha
  • Janelle Van Hofwegen
  • Jared Comis
  • Joe Kohlmann
  • Katlyn Edwards
  • Tridiv Sardesai

I have also mentored high school students in computer science competitions.