Marc Dupuis, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor within the Computing and Software Systems Division at the University of Washington Bothell. Dr. Dupuis earned a Ph.D. in Information Science at the University of Washington with an emphasis on cybersecurity. Prior to this, he earned an M.S. in Information Science and a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from the University of Washington, as well as an M.A. in Political Science at Western Washington University.
His research area is cybersecurity with an emphasis on the human factors of cybersecurity. The primary focus of his research involves the examination of psychological traits and their relationship to the cybersecurity and privacy behavior of individuals. This has included an examination of antecedents and related behaviors, as well as usable security and privacy. His goal is to both understand behavior as it relates to cybersecurity and privacy, and discover what may be done to improve that behavior. Currently, Dr. Dupuis is exploring the use of fear appeals in cybersecurity with his collaborator Karen Renaud, including issues related to their efficacy and the ethics of using such a technique to engender behavioral change.
He has a strong track record of multi-disciplinary research, including serving as the principal investigator for a team with an economist, lawyer, and computer scientists. He has published in a broad range of venues, reflecting his multi-disciplinary approach to cybersecurity and privacy.
Dr. Dupuis has been involved with the University of Washington’s tri-campus Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC). He has also been nominated for both the Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Award and the Distinguished Teaching Award at UW Bothell; the highest honors in research and teaching, respectively.