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Seminar Series

Posted by: Mark Cardy

May 11, 2017

Seminar Title: Risk Communication & Online Risk

11 April 2018 – RiskLab Event: Seminar and drinks/finger food

Time 5:00pm (Pre-drinks and Food), 5:30pm (Seminar will start)   Location: Data 61’s Demonstration Lab at 710 Collins Street, a short walk from Southern Cross Station

Cost: Free


Risk communication allows individuals to easily see the consequences of their action. The ideal design goal of transparency, of making visible user-action-system-consequence, may be overwhelming or impossible. Conversely, security as a default without human interaction is opaque and disabling. Risk communication is neither transparent nor opaque; but rather implies of security technologies that are easy to use, communicate risk choices only to the degree necessary to avoid inadvertent risk, and can be rejected in a straight-forward manner if the individual chooses to take a risk, or if the system is in error.

My work in this space leverages risk communication and data analytics to provide risk communication to empower people to make informed choices online.  I describe the canonical nine dimensional model of risk perception, introduce mental models for security, and provide actionable guidance for use of risk communication in design.  I include examples of failures, progress, and easy to use heuristics.

Speaker: L. Camp is a professor at the school of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University

Professor L. Jean Camp joined Indiana University after eight years at Harvard’s Kennedy School
where her courses were also listed in Harvard Law, Harvard Business, and the Engineering Systems Division of MIT. Her research focuses on the intersection of human and technical trust, leveraging economic models and human-centered design to create safe, secure systems.

Previously Jean  spent the year after earning her doctorate from Carnegie Mellon as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories and began her career as an engineer at Catawba Nuclear Station with a MSEE at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Professor L. Jean Camp is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Please RSVP by 10 April via our Eventbrite site.