Ilaria Liccardi

Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory


AI Policy Privacy

Illaria Liccardi is a research scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She studies privacy issues that arise from today’s technologies. Her research aims to understand why people share their personal information directly, by posting material online, or indirectly, by granting permission to services and applications. Liccardi focuses on investigating the perceived concern (or, more often, lack of concern) about possible harms and risks resulting from information-sharing behavior. Her research often involves longitudinal, in-the-wild experiments aimed at collecting in-situ actions to examine realistic usage and extrapolate people’s privacy behaviors. She aims to understand the circumstances under which we should protect personal information, with the goal of guiding the development of policies and regulations.