Yaxing Yao

Yaxing Yao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His research focuses on understanding privacy risks and people’s privacy concerns in emerging technologies and contexts (e.g., smart homes, social VR), then designing and evaluating privacy mechanisms to protect people’s privacy. He is particularly interested in the tension among different stakeholders in these technologies (e.g., users and bystanders) and seeks to support the privacy needs of all stakeholders. He is also interested in the privacy issues in underrepresented populations, such as children and people with disabilities.