Miranda Wei


Computer Science

“What was that site doing with my Facebook password?” Designing Password-Reuse Notifications. Maximilian Golla, Miranda Wei, Juliette Hainline, Lydia Filipe, Markus Dürmuth, Blase Ur. ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS), Oct. 2018. [paper, slides]

“Exploring User Mental Models of End-to-End Encrypted Communication Tools.” Ruba Abu-Salma, Elissa Redmiles, Blase Ur, Miranda Wei. USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI), Aug. 2018. [paper]

“The Password Doesn’t Fall Far: How Services Influence Password Choice.” Miranda Wei, Maximilian Golla, Blase Ur. Who Are You?! Adventures in Authentication Workshop (WAY), Aug. 2018. [paper, slides]

“Your Secrets are Safe: How Browsers’ Explanations Impact Misconceptions About Private Browsing Mode.” Yuxi Wu, Panya Gupta, Miranda Wei, Yasemin Acar, Sascha Fahl, Blase Ur. TheWebConf (WWW), Apr. 2018. [paper, slides]

Political Science

“ISIS Anashid and the Logic of Imagined Communities.” Department of Political Science, Honors BA Thesis, May 2017. [paper excerpt, contact for full paper, poster presented at MPSA]

ISIS Campaign Propaganda Profile. CPOST Report for the Department of Defense, Sept. 2016.

“Eradicating suicide terrorism in Pakistan.” Chicago Tribune, Oct. 30, 2015. (co-written w/Prof. Robert Pape) [link]

“Getting ISIS Out of Iraq.” The New York Times, Apr. 20, 2015. (co-written w/Prof. Robert Pape) [link]


“Everything but the User: Reducing Password Reuse.” PasswordsCon, Nov. 2018. [slides]