Noel Warford

Noel Warford

Visiting Instructor

Oberlin College


I am a Visiting Instructor of Computer Science at Oberlin College. At the University of Maryland, I was advised by Michelle Mazurek. My research interests focus on the intersection of computer security and at-risk users - people who, due to context or circumstance, experience elevated digital-safety risks and harms".


  • Human-Centered Security
  • Digital Safety for At-Risk Users
  • Human-Computer Interaction


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2024

    University of Maryland

  • 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



Visiting Instructor of Computer Science

Oberlin College

Jan 2024 – Jun 2025 Oberlin, OH

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Maryland

Jan 2020 – Dec 2020 College Park, MD

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Maryland

Aug 2018 – Jan 2024 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