Hi, I am Patrick Gage Kelley
and I want to be a part of your university.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computation, Organizations, and Society at Carnegie Mellon University, co-advised by Lorrie Faith Cranor and Norman Sadeh. My research centers on information design, usability, and education around privacy. I have worked on projects related to passwords, location-sharing, privacy policies, mobile apps, Twitter, and Facebook relationship grouping. My thesis is on the development and use of standardized, user-friendly privacy displays for online privacy policies and Android application permission displays.
My work on a “Nutrition Label” for privacy was awarded the First Place at the ACM SIGCHI 2009 Student Research Competition, went on to win First Place in the ACM Grand Finals in June 2010, and was selected for inclusion in 2010’s Papers for Policy Makers, produced by the Future of Privacy Forum. I have published over a dozen technical conference and journal papers, as well as a number of workshop publications, posters, and technical papers, listed at the bottom of this page.
At Carnegie Mellon, I have also maintained a strong relationship with our art and design community. I have worked closely with Golan Levin and the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at the School of Art, assisting with his ART && CODE workshops and other STUDIO hosted artist lectures and events. I was also able to TA his course in Interactive Art and Computational Design in Spring 2010, which we are offering together again in Spring 2012. Additionally, I have continued to develop my own artistic projects, in information visualization, winning an Honorary Award at IEEE InfoVis 2008, and installation work, including a machine learning based piece, which decided whether or not to shred children’s drawings, installed in the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum in Spring 2009.
I was twice elected to serve as president of the Carnegie Mellon Graduate Student Assembly (GSA), the university-recognized student government for CMU's 5000 graduate students. As president, I improved relationships with other student leadership groups, expanded departmental representation across the university, began a program promoting the accomplishments and participation in GSA at department orientations, and created a new structure for university-wide committee reporting. I have served on the University Libraries Committee, the University Master Plan Steering Committee, and the Honorary Doctorate Committee. I am currently serving my second term on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students (NAGPS) as Director of Communications, after serving as their newsletter’s Editor-in-Chief for the past two years. I have focused on shifting NAGPS' communication to social media to foster direct interaction with graduate student constituents, as well as increased branding and documentation efforts.
I have been a committed member of the university newspaper, The Tartan, serving as the Publisher (chief executive officer), Editor-in-Chief of their art & literary magazine, Ombudsman, and as a five year member of their Editorial Board. I was selected to be a member of a ten-person group of student ambassadors to facilitate cross-Carnegie Mellon relations with our campus in Doha, Qatar. I has also been involved in planning the annual SCS Day celebration and a member of the School of Computer Science group Dec5.
Our IEEE Security & Privacy (Oakland) 2012 paper entitled "Guess again (and again and again): Measuring password strength by simulating password-cracking algorithms" was accepted!