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Department of Computer Science

Susan Landau

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

Susan Landau

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

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

Susan Landau works at the intersection of cyber security, 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
Selected Honors and Awards: 
2015: Inductee, National Cyber Security 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)