Carnegie Mellon University

Florian Schaub

Dr. Florian Schaub

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan


Florian Schaub (he/him) is an assistant professor in the University of Michigan School of Information, with a courtesy appointment in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He directs the Security Privacy Interaction Lab (spilab) and is affiliated with the U-M Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing (ESC) and the U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility. 

Dr. Schaub's interdisciplinary research combines privacy, human-computer interaction, emerging technologies, and public policy. He studies people's privacy decision making and behavior, investigates technology-related privacy implications, and develops human-centric privacy solutions that help people better manage their privacy in technology contexts. His research has directly impacted industry practice and public policy, including the rulemaking process for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). 

Dr. Schaub holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Ulm, and was a postdoctoral fellow in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science before joining the University of Michigan. His research has been honored with the 2019 Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies, with awards by the Future of Privacy Forum, and with best paper awards at the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing, the USENIX Security Symposium, and the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security. Dr. Schaub is a DARPA Young Faculty Award recipient. Schaub is a steering/program committee member for the Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR). He is also an editorial board member for the Proceedings of Privacy Enhancing Technologies and IEEE Pervasive Computing. Dr. Schaub and his work are frequently featured in national and international news media.