Lujo Bauer

Associate Professor – ISR ECE
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office 2203 Collaborative Innovation Center
Telephone (412)-268-9745
Fax (412)-268-6779
Assistant Brittany Frost

Research Interests

Lujo Bauer's research interests are in computer security -- he is particularly interested in building usable access-control systems with sound theoretical underpinnings, and generally in narrowing the gap between a formal model and a usable system. Topics that Lujo is currently actively studying include distributed access control, proof-carrying authorization, program monitors, security automata, and languages for specifying security policies.

In the News

  • Is "password1!" a good password?
  • NATO partners with CyLab to increase password security
  • NATO partners with CyLab to increase password security
  • Gligor delivers keynote, Bauer serves as co-chair at ACM SACMAT
  • Users’ perceptions of password security do not always match reality
  • Bauer, Christin, and Cranor’s password research receives high acclaim
  • Bauer named computer security conference general chair
  • Bauer quoted in KDKA news segment on secure passwords
  • CyLab researchers touch on issues of cybersecurity, privacy and online crime at USENIX
  • ECE focus: computer security and privacy
  •  Lujo  Bauer

    Carnegie Mellon, 2005

    Research Area

    Computer Systems


    Computer security, access control, program monitoring, security automata, policy specification


    PhD, 2003
    Computer Science
    Princeton University

    MA, 1999
    Computer Science
    Princeton University

    BS, 1997
    Computer Science
    Yale University