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Dr. Elissa M. Redmiles is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. She was previously a Faculty Member at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and has additionally served as a consultant and researcher at multiple institutions, including Microsoft Research, Facebook, the World Bank, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Partnership on AI. 

Dr. Redmiles uses computational, economic, and social science methods to understand users’ security, privacy, and online safety-related decision-making processes. Her research has been recognized with multiple paper awards and other recognitions from USENIX Security, ACM CCS, ACM CHI, ACM CSCW, and ACM EAAMO. Dr. Redmiles work has been featured in popular press publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Rolling Stone, Wired, and Forbes.



We spend less time on TikTok than we fear

RSM Alumna Elissa Redmiles summarizes her collaborative work on the (in)accuracy of user estimates of TikTok usage, and lays out the implications: 

Feb 23, 2024

Toward Safer Intimate Features: Recommendations for Tech Platforms to Reduce Image Based Sexual Abuse

With the European Sex Workers Rights Alliance, BKC Faculty Associate Elissa M. Redmiles provides recommendations for tech platforms to reduce image based sexual abuse. 

Sep 21, 2023