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Diana Freed

Diana Freed

DLI Doctoral Fellow


Diana's research focuses on digital security and privacy as well as in developing and evaluating technologies for mental health and chronic conditions. She combines techniques from computer security, HCI, psychology, and law to develop new tools, technologies, and theories to detect and mitigate technology-enabled abuse. She has been awarded a 2020 Facebook Fellowship, was a 2019-2020 Doctoral Fellow at the Digital Life Initiative, and is a recipient of the Engaged Cornell Graduate Student Grant. Diana received a 2019 ACM CSCW Honorable Mention for Best Paper for her work on clinical computer security interventions with survivors of intimate partner violence, a 2018 ACM CHI Best Paper Award for her work on digital technologies and intimate partner violence, and a 2018 CSCW paper recognition for her contribution to Diversity and Inclusion. Previously, she worked as a Technologist-in-Residence at Cornell Tech in the Small Data Lab where her research focused on mHealth, mobile sensing, and patient-centered design. She is an Affiliate and 2015-16 Fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute, a Visiting Scholar and a graduate of NYU-ITP '15, and a graduate of Columbia University.

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