Prashanth Rajivan

Prashanth Rajivan

Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering

Prashanth Rajivan
  • Ph.D. Human Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, 2014
  • M.S. Computer Science, Arizona State University, 2011
  • B.S. Information Technology, Anna University, India, 2007

Prashanth Rajivan joins ISE this fall as an assistant professor. He recently served as a postdoctoral research associate at Carnegie Mellon University studying adversarial behaviors in phishing attacks. Prashanth examines how human behavior affects cyber security in order to develop models of effective interventions that prevent attacks and promote safe behaviors online. He identifies behavioral factors that inhibit people from taking protective actions like installing updates.

Prashanth's dissertation work was a finalist for the Human Factors Prize on Cyber Security in 2017. He received the Best Student Paper Award for his work on multi‐agent models of teamwork in cyber defense at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society annual conference in 2014. His professional activities include journal review for Computers in Human Behavior, Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making.