Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is an Assistant Professor of Computing & Data Sciences at Boston University. Her expertise is at the intersection of human-computer interaction and computer security and privacy. Using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods, her work has investigated how technology can support or hinder the digital safety of sex workers, undocumented immigrants, and survivors of intimate partner abuse. Her work has been recognized with Best Paper Awards at both security and HCI venues, including the USENIX Security Symposium, IEEE Security & Privacy Symposium, and the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.