Professor M. Angela Sasse FREng

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Photo of Angela SasseProfessor of Human-Centred Security

Director of the UK Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security (RISCS


Office: 6.22, Malet Place Engineering

Tel: +44 020 7679 7212

Fax: +44 020 7387 1397

Email: a.sasse [at]



Over the past 15 years, she has been researching the human-centred aspects of security, privacy, identity and trust.

Research interests: how we design and implement innovative technologies that are fit for purpose, value for money, and improve productivity and well-being of individuals and society.

Angela's full research portrait can be found here.


Current research projects


Short Biography

Read psychology in Germany and holds an M.Sc. in Occupational Psychology from Sheffield University, and a PhD in Computer Science (on Users' Models) from the University of Birmingham. Worked as a Human Factors Specialist for Philips Corporate Industrial Design in 1990. Started as Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at UCL in November 1990.

Beyond UCL


  • Past Chair of the British HCI Group (A Specialist Group of the British Computer Society).
  • Past programme co-chair of HCI'96, INTERACT'99 and WEIS 2009.
  • Papers Co-Chair of ACM CHI 2002 in Minneapolis and Associate Papers Chair in 2003, 2014, 2016
  • Steering Committee Member, USEC (NDSS Workshop on Usable Security)
  • PC member of Mycrypt 2016, ISBA 2016

Research Fellows: Dr. Simon Parkin, Dr. Brian Glass

Current PhD students: Ingolf Becker, Ruba Abu-Salma

List of all PhD students

List of all publications

This page was last modified on 01 Jun 2016.


Internal Links


  • PhD Tutor 1999-2007
  • Chair of Exam Board (Undergraduate) 1998-2000.


Research Students