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Diana Freed

PhD Student

Areas of Interest

Human-Computer Interaction, Security and Privacy, Ubiquitous Computing, mHealth, Affective Computing, Hardware Design and Fabrication, Information Technology Policy


Diana's research focuses on digital security and privacy as well as developing and evaluating technologies for mental health and chronic conditions. She is a recipient of the Engaged Cornell Graduate Student Grant. Previously, she worked as a Technologist-in-Residence at Cornell Tech in the Small Data Lab where her research focused on mHealth, mobile sensing, and patient-centered design. She is an Affiliate and 2015-16 Fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute, a Visiting Scholar and a graduate of NYU-ITP '15, and a graduate of Columbia University. She is advised by Professors Nicola Dell, Thomas Ristenpart, and Tanzeem Choudhury.



Diana Freed, Jackeline Palmer, Diana Minchala, Karen Levy, Thomas Ristenpart, and Nicola Dell. "A Stalker's Paradise": How Intimate Partner Abusers Exploit Technology. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). (Acceptance Rate: 25%).  Best Paper Award

Rahul Chatterjee, Periwinkle Doerfler, Hadas Orgad, Sam Havron, Jackeline Palmer, Diana Freed, Karen Levy, Nicola Dell, Damon McCoy, and Thomas Ristenpart. The Spyware Used in Intimate Partner Violence. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland 2018).

Diana Freed, Jackeline Palmer, Diana Minchala, Karen Levy, Thomas Ristenpart, and Nicola Dell. Digital Technologies and Intimate Partner Violence: A Qualitative Analysis with Multiple Stakeholders. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction: Volume 1 Issue CSCW, November 2017. Article No. 46.

Longqi Yang, Diana Freed, Alex Wu, Judy Wu, JP Pollak and Deborah Estrin. Your Activities of Daily Living (YADL): An Image-based Survey Technique for Patients with Arthritis. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Cancun, Mexico, May 2016, Pervasive Health.