ABOUT ADrienne

I'm a staff software engineer on the Google Chrome security team, reformed academic researcher, and modern art lover.

Photo courtesy of Dan Addison and the University of Virginia, 2016.

Photo courtesy of Dan Addison and the University of Virginia, 2016.

professional endeavors

I lead Chrome's usable security team. We're responsible for building (and improving) browser security features that you can see, like security indicators, browser warnings, and permissions. One of our major initiatives is promoting HTTPS: increasing HTTPS adoption among developers and explaining its value more clearly to end users. I do a mix of frontend work (building UI), experimental design, large-scale data analysis, and managing. Previously, I was a research scientist on Google's security research team.

Before I got to Google, I earned a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. My dissertation was on permission systems, and I was advised by David Wagner. I attended the University of Virginia for undergrad, where I had the opportunity to work with David Evans.

Speaking at SOUPS 2016 (with a baby bump). Photo courtesy of Alex Ainslie, 2016.

Speaking at SOUPS 2016 (with a baby bump). Photo courtesy of Alex Ainslie, 2016.

Research community

I volunteer in the research community as a speaker, committee member, and reviewer. USENIX Security is my favorite conference, and I've served there as a program committee member (2013-2016), invited talks chair (2016), and soon-to-be program committee chair (2018). I've also served on committees for other conferences including SOUPS and IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy.

With my husband (and a very large hat) in Sonoma, 2016.

With my husband (and a very large hat) in Sonoma, 2016.

PERSONAL LIFE

I live in California with my husband Mark, baby son Emerson, and our dog Punky. I spend my free time reading about art history, volunteering at the Anderson Collection at Stanford, and renovating an old house.