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Susan Landau

Professor
Computer Science
Bridge Professor in Cyber Security
Professor, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Professor Susan Landau

Susan Landau

Professor
Computer Science
Bridge Professor in Cyber Security
Professor, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Phone 617-627-4792
Halligan Hall
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
cybersecurity policy, communications surveillance, privacy
Biography: 

Susan Landau works at the intersection of cybersecurity, national security, law, and policy. She has testified before Congress, written for the Washington Post, Science, and Scientific American, and frequently appears on NPR and BBC. Her previous positions include senior staff privacy analyst at Google, distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, and faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Wesleyan University.

Education: 
Ph.D., MIT, 1982
M.S., Cornell University, 1979
B.A., Princeton University, 1976
Professional Experience: 
2017-present:

Bridge Professor in Cyber Security, Department of Computer Science and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

2015-present:

Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, University College London

2014-2017:

Professor, Department of Social Science and Policy Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

2013-2014:

Senior Staff Privacy Analyst, Google

1999-2010:

Sun Microsystems Laboratories

  • 2005-2010: Distinguished Engineer
  • 1999-2005: Senior Staff Engineer
1991-1999:

Research Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

1989-1991:

Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Massachusetts

1983-1991:

Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department, Wesleyan University

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2015: Inductee, Cybersecurity Hall of Fame
2012: Surveillance Studies Book Prize
2012: Fellow, John S. Guggenheim Foundation
2011: Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery
2010-2011: Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
2000: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Selected Professional Activities: 
2016-present: Member, Forum on Cyber Resilience, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2015-present: Area Editor in Political and Policy Perspectives, Journal of Cybersecurity
2013-2016: Associate Editor in Chief, IEEE Security and Privacy
2010-2016: Member, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2002-2008: Member, Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology
1994-2001: Associate Editor, Notices of the American Mathematical Society
Professional Memberships: 
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)