Daniel Zappala

Daniel Zappala is the director of the Internet Research Lab at BYU. He is primarily interested in network security and usable security, particularly anywhere that people have to interact with cryptography. Daniel’s recent research includes developing a security layer for TLS, designing better usability for secure messaging apps, and studying mental models of encryption. His students recently won second place in the Facebook Internet Defense Prize and Honorable Mention for Distinguished Paper at SOUPS. Daniel has taught classes on Internet Programming, Networking, Security, Usability, Web Programming, and Western Civilization. He is currently serving on the organizing committees of ACSAC and SOUPS, and on the program committees of USENIX Security and PeTS. Daniel earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Southern California and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. If you visit him, Daniel will make you some great pizza.