Research Areas:

Our work examines how a wave of new connected devices are entering the home.

Project Resources

  • Toys That Listen: A Study of Parents, Children, and Internet-Connected Toys

    With an intended audience of designers and regulators, this project brings an interdisciplinary group of experts together to build a set of consumer protection best practices for design and user control of connected devices in the home. This paper was presented at CHI ’17: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

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  • Tyche: A Risk-Based Permission Model for Smart Homes

    In this paper, presented at the 2018 IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference (SecDev 2018), a team with Lab researchers presents Tyche, a secure development methodology to limit the risk that apps pose to smart home users.

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  • Rethinking Access Control and Authentication for the Home Internet of Things

    Computing is transitioning from single-user devices to the Internet of Things, in which multiple users with complex social relationships interact with a single device. In this paper from the 12th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT 2018), a team with Lab researchers begin re-envisioning access control and authentication for such settings in the home IoT.

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