Prashanth Rajivan
Dr. Prashanth Rajivan is an Assistant Professor in the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. in Human Systems Engineering from Arizona State University under the guidance of Dr. Nancy J. Cooke. Dr. Rajivan examines how human behavior affects information security and privacy. He is interested in modeling and analyzing human behavior in computer security to develop interventions that reduce the risk from attacks and promote safe behaviors online. His research aims to characterize adversarial behaviors, and strategies to inform incident response; measure teamwork and decision-making of security analysts to augment security defense performance; and, uncover biases in end-user decision-making that compromise security and privacy.

He is the author of several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. His work on multi-agent models of teamwork in cyber defense was awarded the best student paper at HFES annual conference in 2014. His dissertation work was a finalist in the Human Factors Prize on Cyber Security in 2017.
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