I am a human-computer interaction (HCI) researcher working across design, security, and science & technology studies (STS). I identify potential harms of technology, and help others do the same.
I am a postdoc at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), where I direct the Daylight Security Research Lab (link forthcoming).
I received my PhD in 2018 from the UC Berkeley School of Information with committee John Chuang (adviser), Coye Cheshire and Alva Noë.
CV | Research trajectory | Google Scholar
DLRL - I'll be attending the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Deep Learning & Reinforcement Learning Summer Schoool in Edmonton, Alberta.
DIS '19 - I'll be presenting Sensing is Believing: What people think biosensors can reveal about thoughts and feelings at DIS '19 in San Diego, California.
CHI '19 - I presented Models of Minds: Reading the mind beyond the brain at CHI '19 in Glasgow, UK.
Nick Merrill, Coye Cheshire. Trust Your Heart: Assessing cooperation and trust with biosignals in computer-mediated interactions. CSCW '17. Honorable mention
Nick Merrill, Max T. Curran, Swapan Gandhi, John Chuang. One-Step, Three-Factor Passthought Authentication with Custom-Fit, In-Ear EEG. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2019.
Nick Merrill, John Chuang. From Scanning Brains to Reading Minds: Talking to engineers about brain-computer interface. CHI '18.
Richmond Y Wong, Nick Merrill, John Chuang. When BCIs have APIs: Design fictions of everyday brain-computer interface adoption. DIS '18. Honorable mention
James Pierce, Sarah Fox, Nick Merrill, Richmond Wong. Differential Vulnerabilities and a Diversity of Tactics: What toolkits teach us about cybersecurity. CSCW '18.
See my research trajectory, in a nutshell.
I grew up in Los Angeles and now live in the East Bay, Ohlone territory. My father is a retired journalist & screenwriter who is much more interesting than I am.
ffff at berkeley edu
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