TULIPS Research Group

Technology Usability Lab In Privacy and Security

The Technology Usability Lab in Privacy and Security (TULIPS) brings together a diverse set of students and researchers interested in understanding and improving the usability of security and privacy technologies. The lab is part of the University of Edinburgh's Security and Privacy group.

Active Research Projects

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Software Updates (2014-)

Adam Jenkins, Yasmeen Rashidi, Kami Vaniea

Updating software is one of the best ways to keep a computer safe, yet many people choose not to install updates in a timely maner. This work explores the reasons behind avoiding updates for both end users and system administrators.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Awareness (2016-)

Kami Vaniea

Consumers are generally concerned about their privacy when using Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This project explores different ways to help people better understand the implications of their "things".

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Security Games (2016-)

Kami Vaniea

Games have the potential to let people interact with security technologies in engaging ways. In this work we are looking at various gamification approaches to education, requirements elliciation, and technology evaluation.