We study the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI), security engineering, and mobile computing.


Currently, our research focuses on the science of security, the security and usability of authentication methods, and the psychological factors contributing to users' security decisions. Our interdisciplinary approach combines research and expertise from multiple disciplines (e.g. psychology, statistics, electrical engineering, and computer science) to make novel contributions to the HCI and security engineering fields.


recent press and news

Rutgers Board of Governors approved Janne Lindqvist’s promotion to associate professor with tenure.

USA TODAY: 'Soft targets': Beleaguered Baltimore still reeling from a cyberattack. And that's just its latest woe.


RECENT awards: janne lindqvist wins nsf career award

RECENT publicationS: 

Shridatt Sugrim, Can Liu, Janne Lindqvist. Recruit Until It Fails: Exploring Performance Limits for Identification Systems. Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. 3, 3, Article 104 (September 2019), 26 pages. https://doi.org/10. 1145/3351262

Shridatt Sugrim, Can Liu, Meghan McLean, Janne Lindqvist. Robust Performance Metrics for Authentication Systems. In Proceedings of the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS’19), February 24-27, 2019, San Diego, CA, USA.

Xianyi Gao, Yulong Yang, Can Liu, Christos Mitropoulos, Janne Lindqvist, and Antti Oulasvirta. Forgetting of Passwords: Ecological Theory and Data. In Proceedings of the 27th USENIX Security Symposium, August 15-17 2018, Baltimore, MD, USA.



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Read about examples of our recent research on science of security, elastic pathing and free-form gesture passwords.


Learn about our research and read selected publications in top peer-reviewed venues.