Security, Privacy, Emerging Technologies, Healthcare, Internet of Things, Empirical Studies in HCI, Participatory Design; System Controls
Alisa Frik is a postdoctoral fellow at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in the Usable Security and Privacy research group, working with Serge Egelman on a number of projects, including Usable Security and Privacy of Emerging Healthcare Technologies for Seniors (under CLTC grant), Increasing Users’ Cybersecurity Compliance by Reducing Present Bias, and Personalised Security Nudges. She is also involved in a few research projects with Alessandro Acquisti at Carnegie Mellon University about the effects of online ad-blocking technologies on consumers' welfare. Preferred methodological tools include lab and field experiments, surveys, focus groups, and interviews. Additionally, she has done research on the impact of risk tolerance and need for control on the privacy related behaviors, and implicit measurement of privacy risk attitudes; factors affecting consumers' trust with respect to how e-commerce websites will treat their personal information and subsequent intention to purchase from such website. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Behavioral and Experimental Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Trento, Italy.