The Usable Security and Software Engineering Research Lab

Welcome to the home page for the Usable Security and Software Engineering Research (USER) lab at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Here you will find information about our research, past and present. Please forgive the missing 'S' in our acronym 😃!


Recent News

Sean Oesch recently presented on his paper Understanding User Perceptions of Security and Privacy for Group Chat: A Survey of Users in the US and UK at the 2020 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC). This paper examines how users view secure group chat, identifying their key concerns, and exploring how they manage their security. Click on the link to the paper to see the video of the presentation.

Welcoming Dr. Doowon Kim

We are excited to announce that Dr. Doowon Kim has join the USER Lab. Dr. Kim recently joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee. His research centers on the code signing-PKI, security measurements, secure software engineering, and usable security. Check out his personal page to learn more about Dr. Kim.

Sean Oesch recently presented on his paper That Was Then, This Is Now: A Security Evaluation of Password Generation, Storage, and Autofill in Browser-Based Password Managers at the 2020 USENIX Security Symposium. You can watch the video here.