Nicola Dell, assistant professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute and a member of Cornell’s Information Science Department, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. This five-year, $550,000 grant will support her continued research into the privacy challenges faced by novice technology users in non-Western contexts. The goal of this research program is to collect empirical data to provide a deeper understanding of people’s usage patterns, privacy concerns, and priorities, analyze the data to generate privacy threat models, create technical interventions to improve digital privacy, and integrate these research efforts into a broad set of education and outreach activities that amplify the project’s impact on academia, industry, and society. 

Read more about the award.