Pardis Emami-Naeini
Pardis Emami-Naeini


Pardis Emami-Naeini is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Duke University and a Duke Science and Technology Scholar. Prior to this, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Security and Privacy Research Lab at the University of Washington. Her research is broadly at the intersection of security and privacy, usability, and human-computer interaction. Her work has been published at flagship venues in security (IEEE S&P, SOUPS) and human-computer interaction and social sciences (CHI, CSCW) and covered by multiple outlets, including Wired and the Wall Street Journal. Her research has informed the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Consumer Reports, and the World Economic Forum in their efforts toward designing usable and informative security and privacy labels for smart devices. Pardis received her B.Sc. degree in computer engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2015 and her Ph.D. degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2020. She was selected as a Rising Star in electrical engineering and computer science in October 2019 and was awarded the 2019-2020 CMU CyLab Presidential Fellowship.


  • Human Factors in Privacy and Security
  • Societal Aspects of Internet of Things
  • Statistical Modeling of Privacy and Security Behaviors
Pardis's Publications
Exploring How Privacy and Security Factor into IoT Device Purchase Behavior
CHI 2019 -- SIGCHI Conference: Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, Scotland, 2019.