Hi! My name is Wentao (he/him), and I am a new PhD student, starting in Fall 2021 and advised by Michelle Mazurek. My current research interests are broad, centering on human factors affecting security and privacy. I have specific interests in technology public policy, security and privacy for vulnerable and less visible communities, and trust and trustworthiness online (spanning topics from misinformation to deepfakes). Previously, I have done research in computer science on visualizing privacy policies, research in history and philosophy on deepfakes, and research in the digital humanities on narratives shaping settler colonialism in the American Midwest.
I am also a climate activist, swimmer, and musician (piano and voice).