Scott Ruoti (Collaborator)

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I currently work for MIT Lincoln Laboratory and collaborate with BYU’s Internet Security Research Lab. I research security & privacy, human-computer interaction, and usable security & privacy. My dissertation centered on helping ordinary users adopt end-to-end encryption. My current research interests include Blockchain technology, password-based authentication, cloud application security, and secure communication. In general, I strive to conduct holistic, interdisciplinary research that not only creates novel secure systems, but also addresses real-world human needs.

I recently received the John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award from the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), the top conference on usable privacy and security. This award identifies identifies future leaders in the area of usable privacy and security. It is awarded based on the strength of research, efforts to mentor others, and community service.

I have previously worked at a start-up (Computer Lab Solutions) and Brigham Young University developing lab management technologies deployed to hundreds of universities. Additionally, I have successfully completed internships with Microsoft, Microsoft Research, Google, Blue Coat Systems, and Sandia National Laboratory.


Contact Information
Email: scott [at]

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications
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