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MIT’s Vince Mancuso: User-Centered Design for Cybersecurity

Headshot of Dr. Vincent Mancuso

Tuesday Dec. 13, 6:30-9:00pm
Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
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User-centered design can aid visualisation designers to build practical tools that meet the needs of cyber security users. The cyber security visualisation research community can adopt a variety of design methods to efficiently and effectively build tools. In this session, we demonstrate how previous cyber visualisation research has omitted a discussion of effectiveness and process in the explanation of design methods. We also discuss three design methods and illustrate how each method informed two real-world cyber security visualisation projects that resulted in successful deployments to users.


Dr. Vincent F. Mancuso is a member of the Technical Staff at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Cyber Systems and Operations Group. He joined Lincoln Laboratory in September 2015. His research interests include exploring issues of Human Factors in Cyber Operations, as well as team cognition in distributed environments. His more recent research has focused on addressing individual and shared cognition within the context of Cyber Operations. His work has addressed basic research issues, such as decision making, workload, collaboration, and information sharing, as well as more applied topics such as visualization evaluation and system design.

Prior to joining the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Dr. Mancuso was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the United States Air Force Research Lab, working in the Human Performance Wing’s Applied Neuroscience branch. There he conducted research focused on Cyber Operator performance monitoring and optimization.

Dr. Mancuso received his Ph.D. In Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University in 2012, and his B.S. in Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. Dr. Mancuso has over 40 publications.

Evening Schedule

6:30 – 7:00 Networking over pizza and beverages
7:00 – 8:30 Meeting
8:30 – 9:00 CHI Dessert and more networking!

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