Talk 5

Ariana Mirian, University of California, San Diego


Subpopulations have different characteristics and behaviors that are often not captured in scientific studies. The medical field recently realized the negative outcomes in treating all populations the same; many medications have harmful side effects or are not as effective for minority populations, the same populations that are routinely underrepresented in clinical trials. In security and measurement, segmenting user populations based on their demographics could allow us to provide targeted security recommendations and accommodate user behaviors better. In this talk, I'll discuss the need in empirical security for segmenting user populations as well as the subtleties in publishing this research, namely that results could be misconstrued to incorrectly blame the target population.

@conference {238892,
title = {Talk 5},
year = {2019},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = aug,