Noel Warford

Noel Warford

PhD Student

University of Maryland



I am a PhD student at the University of Maryland, advised by Michelle Mazurek. My research interests focus on the intersection of computer security and everyday people. In particular, I am interested in populations with specific security concerns due to circumstance or demographic that don’t fall easily under the label of “general users”.


  • Everyday Security
  • Security of Overlooked Populations
  • Human-Computer Interaction


  • BA in Computer Science, 2018

    Oberlin College

  • BM in Organ Performance, 2018

    Oberlin Conservatory

Recent Publications



  • IEEE S&P: Program committee member, 2024
  • USENIX Security: Artifact evaluation committee member, 2022
  • CHI: External reviewer, 2020

Sub-Review Service

Departmental Service



Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Maryland

Jan 2020 – Dec 2020 College Park, MD

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Maryland

Aug 2018 – Dec 2023 College Park, MD

Music Minister

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

Aug 2018 – Oct 2023 Arlington, VA

Undergraduate Researcher

Vanderbilt University - AIVAS Lab

Jun 2016 – Aug 2018 Nashville, TN


Media Journalists Study

We are researchers at the University of Maryland, looking to speak with researchers and professionals who have worked in media journalism.

Participants must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Current or former journalist covering media (film, television, video games, music, etc.)
  • Can work either independently (i.e. YouTube channel, blog, etc.) or for an outlet

If you are interested, please fill out the form here: Link to Calendly scheduler