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Lydia Kraus


Research Field

  • User experience of security and privacy technologies on smartphones
  • Experience-based approaches for designing security and privacy mechanisms on smartphones
  • Impact of salient privacy information on user decision making behavior
  • User behavior modeling


Lydia studied Electrical engineering and Information Technology with a major in Communications engineering at Technical University of Munich (TUM) and received her Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc. equivalent) at the end of 2009. After her graduation she joined the Mihailo Pupin Institute in Belgrade/Serbia as a scientific researcher in the area of information systems for emergency management and evacuation. Since the beginning of 2013 she is employed at the Quality and Usability Lab at TU Berlin where she is working towards a PhD in the field of usable and experience-based security and privacy on smartphones. Lydia appreciates working in interdisciplinary environments. She often uses approaches from disciplines such as user experience and positive psychology to investigate how users handle security and privacy on their smartphones and how future technologies that are based on such approaches could look like.



Achieving the trust paradigm shift (ATTPS)




  • Seminar "Biometric Identification and Verification" (WS 13/14, WS 14/15, WS 15/16)
  • Study project: Security and Privacy on Smartphones from a user perspective/ Sicherheit und Privatsphäre auf Smartphones aus Nutzersicht (WS 14/15)
  • Study project: Security and Psychological Needs during Smartphone Usage/ Sicherheit und psychologische Bedürfnisse bei der Smartphone-Nutzung (SoSe 15)


Supervised theses:

  • Nutzerfreundliche Visualisierung für Android App-Berechtigungen (BA)
  • Untersuchung eines grafischen Authentifizierungsverfahrens hinsichtlich hedonischer Qualität (BA)


Quality and Usability Lab
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
TU Berlin
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
D-10587 Berlin, Germany


+49 30 8353 54220

Scientific Services

Conference and Workshop Reviews

  • Program committee member of Collaborative Technology for Coordinating Crisis Management (CT2CM) Track of WETICE (IEEE International Conference Collaboration Technologies and Infrastructures) 2012 and 2013
  • Reviewer for SOUPS 2013

Journal Reviews

  • Reviewer for WETICE journals 2012
  • Reviewer for Behavior and Information Technology
  • Reviewer for Information Technology/ Special Issue "Usable Security and Privacy"

Workshop Organization


A Decision Support System for Building Evacuation Based on the EMILI SITE Environment

Kraus, Lydia and Stanojevic, M. and Tomasevic, N. and Mijovic, V.

20th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE). IEEE WETICE 2011 Proceedings, 334–336. 2011

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Application of Complex Event Processing Paradigm in Situation Awareness and Management

Vranes, S. and Stanojevic, M. and Janev, V. and Mijovic, V. and Tomasevic, N. and Kraus, Lydia and Ilic, Z.

22nd International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA). IEEE DEXA 2011 Proceedings, 289–293. 2011

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Application of ECA rules for Emergency Management at Airports

Mijovic, V. and Kraus, Lydia and Tomasevic, N. and Janev, V.

2nd International Conference on Information Society Technology and Management. Association for Information systems and Computer networks ICIST 2012 Proceedings, 64–69. 2012

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Different Approaches to ICT-enhanced Emergency Management

Kraus, Lydia and Janev, V. and Vranes, S.

Proceedings of the 56th conference for Electronics, Telecommunications, Computers, Automation and Nuclear Engineering – ETRAN. ETRAN 2012 Proceedings, VI2.7–1–4. 2012

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Dynamic Workflows For Airport Emergency Management Training

Janev, V. and Mijovic, V. and Tomasevic, N. and Kraus, Lydia and Vranes, S.

2nd International DEXA Workshop on Information Systems for Situation Awareness and Situation Management. IEEE DEXA 2012 Proceeedings, 5–9. 2012

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Poster: Towards an Instrument to Measure Everyday Privacy and Security Knowledge

Kraus, Lydia and Hirsch, Tobias and Wechsung, Ina and Poikela, Maija and Möller, Sebastian

2014 Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2014) 2014

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A Comparison of Privacy and Security Knowledge and Privacy Concern as Influencing Factors for Mobile Protection Behavior

Kraus, Lydia and Wechsung, Ina and Möller, Sebastian

Proc. 2014 Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2014) - Workshop on Privacy Personas and Segmentation (PPS) 2014

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Using Statistical Information to Communicate Android Permission Risks to Users

Kraus, Lydia and Wechsung, Ina and Möller, Sebastian

Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust (STAST). IEEE. 2014

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User Factors Influencing Security and Privacy Perception and Related Behavior

Möller, Sebastian and Kraus, Lydia and Poikela, Maija and Wechsung, Ina and Bajic, Alexander

Invited talk at the Future Security Conference 2015

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Analyzing End-Users' Knowledge and Feelings Surrounding Smartphone Security and Privacy

Kraus, Lydia and Fiebig, Tobias and Miruchna, Viktor and Möller, Sebastian and Shabtai, Asaf

IEEE S\&P Workshop on Mobile Security Technologies (MoST) 2015

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Beyond Usable: Experience-based Security & Privacy

Bajic, Alexander and Kraus, Lydia and Möller, Sebastian and Poikela, Maija and Wechsung, Ina

Keynote at Usable Security and Privacy Workshop at “Mensch und Computer” Conference 2015

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Implications Of The Use Of Emojis In Mobile Authentication

Kraus, Lydia and Schmidt, Robert, and Walch, Marcel and Schaub, Florian and Krügelstein, Christopher and Möller, Sebastian

Proc. 2016 Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2016) - Who Are You?! Adventures in Authentication Workshop (WAY) 2016

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Poster: Psychological Need Fulfillment for Mobile Security and Privacy Actions: A Preliminary Investigation

Kraus, Lydia and Wechsung, Ina and Möller, Sebastian

2016 Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2016) 2016

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Exploring Psychological Need Fulfillment for Security and Privacy Actions on Smartphones

Kraus, Lydia and Wechsung, Ina and Möller, Sebastian

Proceedings of the 1st European Workshop on Usable Security (EURO USEC) 2016

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