Carnegie Mellon University

Hanan Hibshi

Dr. Hanan Hibshi

Assistant Teaching Professor, Information Networking Institute

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Hanan Hibshi is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, the academic advisor for the Master of Information Security Program (MSIS) at the Information Networking Institute, and one of the research investigators for the CMUS’ picoCTF educational platform. Hibshi’s research area includes usable security and privacy, cybersecurity education, security requirements, mobile and IoT Security, expert’s decision-making, and ML and AI for security and privacy.

Hibshi received a Ph.D. in societal computing from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in information security technology and management from the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to her academic career, she had had some experience working in the banking industry.

Hibshi is interested in studying security experts; how to better train experts and how to develop intelligent tools that better accommodate their needs. One example of Hibshi’s research is her early research findings that had attracted the attention of an international, multi-institution collaboration with the University of Nottingham. Her work examined the intersection between security requirements risk assessment and empirical data-driven intelligent systems using fuzzy logic.

Hibshi has published in top venues, and she reviews research submissions at top security, privacy, and software engineering venues.