Security, Privacy, Emerging Technologies, Healthcare, Internet of Things, Empirical Studies in HCI, Participatory Design; System Controls
Dr. Alisa Frik is a postdoctoral researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the University of California, Berkeley. She works with the Usable Security and Privacy research group, under the direction of Dr. Serge Egelman.
Alisa’s research interests include Usable Security and Privacy, Human-Computer Interaction, Choice Architecture, and Behavior Change. Her current projects include usable security for emerging healthcare technologies for older adults, increasing users’ computer security compliance by reducing present bias, personalised computer security nudges, bystanders’ privacy, privacy and security concerns of domestic workers and other vulnerable populations such as political activists, privacy expectations regarding always listening voice assistant devices, and the effects of ad-blockers on consumers’ welfare. She has also done research on the the impact of risk tolerance and need for control on the privacy related behaviors, and implicit measurement of privacy risk attitudes, as well as factors affecting consumers' trust with respect to how e-commerce websites will treat their personal information and subsequent intention to purchase from such websites. Dr. Frik’s preferred methodological tools include lab and field experiments, surveys, interviews, and participatory design.
She has obtained a Ph.D. degree in Behavioral and Experimental Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Trento, Italy. She also spent 1 year visiting the Carnegie Mellon University, where she worked with Prof. Alessandro Acquisti.