Ilaria Liccardi

Research Scientist

I am a research scientist with the Internet Policy Research Initiative at MIT CSAIL. Previously I was a Marie Curie Fellow with the Decentralized Information Group at CSAIL (MIT) and with the Oxford e-Research Center (University of Oxford).

My research aims to understand why people willingly to share their personal information either directly (consciously posting information online) or indirectly (granting access to services, apps etc.), especially the reasons for their lack of concern about possible harms and risks resulting from their sharing behavior.

Areas of Research: Privacy, Human Computer Interaction.
Selected Publications:
Better the devil you know: Personalized Data Controller Indicators that Expose Data Sharing in Smartphone Apps
Max Van Kleek, Ilaria Liccardi, Reuben Binns, Jun Zhao, Daniel J. Weitzner, Nigel Shadbolt
CHI 2017 – ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

I know where you live: Inferring details of people’s lives by visualizing publicly shared location data
Ilaria Liccardi, Alfie Abdul-Rahman, Min Chen
CHI 2016 – ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Best of CHI Honorable Mention

Privacy Tipping Points in Smartphones Privacy Preferences
Fuming Shih, Ilaria Liccardi, Daniel J. Weitzner
CHI 2015 – ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

For more information please visit my personal website.