Carnegie Mellon University
December 14, 2015

Lorrie Cranor Named 2016 IEEE Fellow

By Byron Spice

Lorrie Faith Cranor, professor of computer science and of engineering and public policy and co-director of the master's program in privacy engineering, has been named a 2016 IEEE fellowfor her contributions to privacy engineering.

Cranor, who will become chief technologist of the Federal Trade Commission in January, is director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory and has co-directed the MSIT-Privacy Engineering program with Norman Sadeh since its creation in 2013. A leading authority on Internet privacy, she has testified at a congressional hearing and at workshops of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission.

Cranor is also a founder of Wombat Security Technologies Inc. She joined the CMU faculty in 2003 after seven years at AT&T Labs-Research. In 2014, she was named a fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery.

The IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as an important career achievement.

Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide range of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.